Yim Ho is one of the most famous Hong Kong directors of the 1980s, and a leader of Hong Kong New Wave.
He began his career in television production making television programs for RTHK, then became a film director in 1980.
His most famous and critically acclaimed work was Homecoming. This film was different from other films of that period in that it presents certain emotions and sympathies towards the relationship between Mainland China and Hong Kong.
The film brings together two very well known actresses, Josephine Koo and Siqin Gaowa. Anita Mui's theme song with the same title as the film is also an everlastingly popular cantopop song.
Ho's son Linq Yim is a film actor, musician, and director who acted in Ho's 2005 film "A West Lake Moment", in addition to composing its original soundtrack.