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Wong Kar-wai

Director

“Sometimes they think the way we work is very stylish and romantic, but actually it's the way we can survive and make the films. We can work with the things that we get, but not the things we wish we had.”

 

Biography

Born in Shanghai, he moved to Hong Kong with his parents at the age of five. Coming from the Mainland and speaking only Mandarin and Shanghainese, he had a difficult period of adjustment to Cantonese speaking Hong Kong, spending hours in movie theatres with his mother. He made his directing debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By, produced by Alan Tang. It was a crime melodrama of the kind then hugely popular, and with heavy borrowings from Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets (1974), but already displayed one of his principal trademarks in its atmospheric and sometimes expressionistic color palette. It is his only box office hit to date. Wong went on to direct several more feature films in the 1990s, among these were Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Ashes of Time (1994). His first major international recognition was at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival where he won the Best Director prize for Happy Together (1997). The filming of In the Mood for Love (2000) had to be shifted from Beijing… read more

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EuzRea

10Nov13

Seni seviyorum.

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9Oct13

"My moms was always a film fans." As was mine, Wong, as was mine. <',)))(

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    El hombre huevo

    19Oct13

    My mom liked Fellini a lot. And The Beatles. I suspect she did more hallucinogens than she ever admitted to me.

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mursal

31Jul13

In the voice of Tina Turner.... "YOU'RE SIMPLY THE BEST!"

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lazycalm

21Feb13

There’s something poetic in sufferance, and this man knows exactly how to make the most of it.

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The future works of Wong Kar Wai

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