Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Canada, living in Paris, Mary was French New Wave director Eric Rohmer’s film editor and sometimes co-composer. In the last 15 years, she also worked extensively with fiction and documentary filmmakers from several continents as film editor, associate-producer or script advisor. A partial list of these include Yoïchiro Okutani’s “Odoriko: Nude At Heart”, Japan-France coproduction for Arte; Ann Hui’s « Love After Love » (Venice Biennale 2020 Life Achievement Award), « Our Time Will Come », “Septet, a story of Hong Kong” (Cannes 2020); Nicole Shafer’s « Buddha In Africa » (NHK Award); Tiffany Hsiung’s « The Apology » (Busan Audience Award, Peabody Award); Seren Yüce’s « Majority »(Venice Lion of the Future); Du Haibin’s «Umbrella», «1428» (Venice Biennale Orizzonti Doc Award), and « A Young Patriot »; Lixin Fan’s« Last Train Home »(IDFA Grand Prize); Li Yang’s « Blind Mountain »(Cannes Un Certain Regard) ; Hüseyin Karabey’s « My Marlon and Brando »(Tribeca Best New Director), and « Do Not Forget Me Istanbul » omnibus film with directors from the Baltic region : Hany Abou-Assad (Palestine), Aida Begic (Bosnia), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Eric Nazarian ( Armenia)... Nominated for Golden Horse, Independent Eye, and other awards. Mary continues to direct her own films, and guest-teaches in institutions in China, Australia and elsewhere. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the CCE (Canadian Cinema Editors) and Rough Cut Service, and
was named Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters.