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Wong Kar-wai

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 07/17/1956 (65) | Shanghai (People's Republic of China)
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films are characterised by nonlinear narratives, atmospheric music, and vivid cinematography involving bold, saturated colours. A pivotal figure of Hong Kong cinema, Wong is considered a contemporary auteur, and ranks third on Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of the greatest filmmakers of modern times. His films frequently appear on best-of lists domestically and internationally. Born in Shanghai, Wong emigrated to British Hong Kong as a child with his family. He began a career as a screenwriter for soap operas before transitioning to directing with his debut, the crime drama As Tears Go By (1988). While As Tears Go By was fairly successful in Hong Kong, Wong moved away from the contemporary trend of crime and action movies to embark on more personal filmmaking styles. Days of Being Wild (1990), his first venture into such direction, did not perform well at the box office. It however received critical acclaim, and won Best Film and Best Director at... ()
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Wong Kar-wai is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylized films.Wong's films frequently feature protagonists who yearn for romance in the midst of a knowingly brief life and scenes that can often be described as sketchy, digressive, exhilarating, and containing vivid imagery.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Wong Kar-wai

Bronze Bauhinia Star Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director César Award for Best Foreign Film Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Knight of The Legion of Honour Golden Horse Award for Best Director Asian Film Award for Best Director Lumière Award, Lyon Festival of Cinema Honorary Doctorate From Harvard University 2x European Film Award for Best Non-European Film 2x European Film Award for Best Non-European Film

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Movies with Wong Kar-wai as Actor(10)

TV Shows/Series with Wong Kar-wai as Actor(1)

as himself1995 Kulturzeit

Movies with Wong Kar-wai as Crew(72)

Production/Producer2022 Ennio: The Maestro
Production/Producer2022 One for the Road
Directing/Director2021 The Hand
Writing/Writer2021 The Hand
Production/Producer2019 Jinpa
Production/Producer2018 Europe Raiders
Production/Producer2016 See You Tomorrow
Writing/Writer2016 See You Tomorrow
Directing/Director2013 The Grandmaster
Production/Producer2013 The Grandmaster
Writing/Screenplay2013 The Grandmaster
Production/Executive Producer2008 Miao Miao
Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Production/Producer2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Writing/Writer2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Directing/Director2007 My Blueberry Nights
Production/Producer2007 My Blueberry Nights
Writing/Screenplay2007 My Blueberry Nights
Directing/Director2007 There's Only One Sun
Writing/Writer2007 There's Only One Sun
Directing/Director2004 2046
Writing/Screenplay2004 2046
Directing/Director2004 Eros
Production/Producer2004 Eros
Writing/Writer2004 Eros
Directing/Director2003 The Hire
Production/Producer2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002
Directing/Director2001 The Follow
Directing/Director2001 Age of Bloom
Production/Producer2001 Age of Bloom
Directing/Director2001 @In the Mood for Love
Production/Producer2001 @In the Mood for Love
Writing/Writer2001 @In the Mood for Love
Directing/Director2000 In the Mood for Love
Production/Producer2000 In the Mood for Love
Writing/Screenplay2000 In the Mood for Love
Directing/Director1998 Motorola
Writing/Screenplay1998 Motorola
Directing/Director1997 Happy Together
Production/Producer1997 Happy Together
Writing/Writer1997 Happy Together
Production/Producer1997 First Love: The Litter on the Breeze
Directing/Director1996 wkw/tk/1996@7'55''
Directing/Director1995 Fallen Angels
Writing/Screenplay1995 Fallen Angels
Directing/Director1994 Chungking Express
Writing/Screenplay1994 Chungking Express
Directing/Director1994 Ashes of Time
Production/Producer1994 Ashes of Time
Writing/Screenplay1994 Ashes of Time
Production/Executive Producer1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Directing/Director1993 The King of Ads, Part 2
Writing/Writer1991 Saviour of the Soul
Writing/Writer1990 Return Engagement
Directing/Director1990 Days of Being Wild
Writing/Writer1990 Days of Being Wild
Writing/Writer1988 Walk on Fire
Directing/Director1988 As Tears Go By
Writing/Writer1988 As Tears Go By
Writing/Writer1987 Flaming Brothers
Production/Associate Producer1987 The Haunted Cop Shop
Writing/Writer1987 The Haunted Cop Shop
Writing/Screenplay1987 Final Victory
Writing/Writer1986 Goodbye My Hero
Writing/Writer1986 Rosa
Writing/Writer1986 Sweet Surrender
Writing/Writer1985 Unforgettable Fantasy
Writing/Writer1985 Chase a Fortune
Writing/Writer1985 The Intellectual Trio
Writing/Writer1984 Silent Romance
Writing/Writer1983 Just For Fun
Writing/Writer1982 Once Upon a Rainbow

TV Shows/Series with Wong Kar-wai as Crew(3)

Production/Producer2021 Blossoms Shanghai
Directing/Director2021 Blossoms Shanghai
Creator/Creator2021 Blossoms Shanghai

Citizenship: Hong Kong
Born: Tuesday, 07/17 1956 (July) in Shanghai (People's Republic of China) (current age: 65 years + 351 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Other names for Wong Kar-wai (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Wong Kar Wai"
"Kar Wai Wong"
"Kar-wai Wong"
"王 家卫"
"왕 가위"
Wong Kar-wai frequently works together with these people:
William Chang (46x, Crew)
Frankie Chan (22x, Crew)
Jeffrey Lau (19x, Crew)
Jacky Pang Yee Wah (15x, Crew)
Christopher Doyle (15x, Crew)
Tony Leung Chiu-wai (13x, Actor)
Kwan Lee-Na (10x, Crew)
Kwan Pung-Leung (9x, Crew)
Charlie Cho (8x, Actor)
Chang Chen (7x, Actor)
Gerhart Baum (1x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1953, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/11/2022