Hark Tsui (TSUI Hark / 徿克 (徐克)(徐文光)) is a Hong Kong director, writer, born on Wednesday, February 15, 1950, in Saigon, Vietnam.
徐文光 (Xu Wen Guang}
Director, producer, screenwriter and actor
Name is pronounced "Choy Hock"
Studied film at the University of Texas at Austin.
He was the fourth Chinese film director (after Kaige Chen, Jiang Wen and Edward Yang) to join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival in 2004. Another Chinese film director joined the board of judges after him in the 58th Cannes Film Festival in 2005: John Woo, with whom Hark had a falling-out out during production of _Die xue shuang xiong (1989)_.
Was originally attached to the live-action adaptations of Lupin the Third, Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor), and Initial D, but has since vacated those projects.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004
The director with the second highest number of films (five, all made between 1979 to 1991) selected among the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures by Hong Kong Film Awards in celebration of 100 years of movies, after Kar Wai Wong, with six.
Born in Vietnam, moved to Hong Kong at the age of fourteen
He worked on American TV projects in New York from 1975-1977
He changed his calling name from Man-Kong to Hark ("overcoming") when his fellow students at the University of Texas at Austin used to tease him by calling him "KingKong"