Wong, Kar Wai
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Kar Wai Wong

[ Wong, Kar Wai ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 王家衛
Family name: Wong
Country: Hong Kong
Birth date: [58 years old]
Birth place: Shanghai
Bio
Kar Wai Wong (WONG Kar Wai / 王家衛) is a Hong Kong director, writer, born in 1958, in Shanghai.
Trivia
  • Left Shanghai with his mother at the age of 5, when they emigrated to Hongkong, leaving his father, a hotel director, his brother and his sister behind.
  • Did not speak Cantonese--the local dialect of Hong Kong--until the age of 13.
  • Dropped out of an art school and joined a screenwriter's program in 1980.
  • Does not use detailed scripts for his films.
  • Never went to a film school.
  • He claims that his non-linear style of story-telling is inspired by the late Argentinian writer Manuel Puig's novel titled "The Buenos Aires Affair".
  • His son Qing, born 1994, along with his wife live in Hong Kong.
  • Director with the most films (6, all directed between 1989 to 2000) among the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures, selected by Hong Kong Film Awards in celebration of 100 years of movies.
  • 1st Chinese to win the Best Director Award at Cannes film Festival (1997)
  • [January 5, 2006] It was announced that he has been selected President of the Jury for the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Has directed several commercials and music videos.
  • Graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic College in graphic design (1980).
  • Considers Zui hou sheng li (1987) his best script.
  • Profiled in "Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick and Wong Kar-Wei" by Thurston Botz-Borsnstein. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.
  • Loves Ingmar Bergman.
  • Stated that one contemporary director he really likes is Danny Boyle.
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 1988 Meng gui xue tang
  • 1984 Yi ren zai jian
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2008 Cinema 3
  • 2008 Kennwort Kino
  • 2008 Eigo de shabera-night
  • 2007 In the Mood for Doyle
  • 2007 L'hebdo cinéma
  • 2006 Cannes, la alfombra roja
  • 2005 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2004 The 2004 European Film Awards
  • 2004 The Culture Show
  • 2004 Épreuves d'artistes
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 1996 Moving Pictures
  • 2007 El orfanato llega a Hollywood
  • 2007 Penélope, camino a los Oscar
  • 2006 Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Cinema mil
As a director:
  • 2012 Yut doi jung si
  • 2007 There's Only One Sun
  • 2007 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence
  • 2007 My Blueberry Nights
  • 2004 Eros
  • 2004 2046
  • 2002 Six Days
  • 2001 The Follow
  • 2000 Fa yeung nin wa
  • 2000 Hua yang de nian hua
  • 1997 Chun gwong cha sit
  • 1996 [email protected]'55''hk.net
  • 1995 Duo luo tian shi
  • 1994 Dung che sai duk
  • 1994 Chung Hing sam lam
  • 1990 A Fei jingjyuhn
  • 1988 Wong gok ka moon
  • 2012 Yut doi jung si
  • 2008 Miao Miao
  • 2007 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence
  • 2007 My Blueberry Nights
  • 2004 Eros
  • 2004 2046
  • 2003 Dei haa tit
  • 2002 Tian xia wu shuang
  • 2000 Fa yeung nin wa
  • 2000 Hua yang de nian hua
  • 1998 Choh chin luen hau dik yi yan sai gaai
  • 1997 Chun gwong cha sit
  • 1995 Duo luo tian shi
  • 1994 Dung che sai duk
  • 1993 Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau
  • 1987 Jiang hu long hu men
  • 1988 Meng gui xue tang
  • 1984 Yi ren zai jian
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2008 Cinema 3
  • 2008 Kennwort Kino
  • 2008 Eigo de shabera-night
  • 2007 In the Mood for Doyle
  • 2007 L'hebdo cinéma
  • 2006 Cannes, la alfombra roja
  • 2005 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2004 The 2004 European Film Awards
  • 2004 The Culture Show
  • 2004 Épreuves d'artistes
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 1996 Moving Pictures
  • 2007 El orfanato llega a Hollywood
  • 2007 Penélope, camino a los Oscar
  • 2006 Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Cinema mil
As a producer:
  • 2012 Yut doi jung si
  • 2008 Miao Miao
  • 2007 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence
  • 2007 My Blueberry Nights
  • 2004 Eros
  • 2004 2046
  • 2003 Dei haa tit
  • 2002 Tian xia wu shuang
  • 2000 Fa yeung nin wa
  • 2000 Hua yang de nian hua
  • 1998 Choh chin luen hau dik yi yan sai gaai
  • 1997 Chun gwong cha sit
  • 1995 Duo luo tian shi
  • 1994 Dung che sai duk
  • 1993 Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau
  • 1987 Jiang hu long hu men
  • 1988 Meng gui xue tang
  • 1984 Yi ren zai jian
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2008 Cinema 3
  • 2008 Kennwort Kino
  • 2008 Eigo de shabera-night
  • 2007 In the Mood for Doyle
  • 2007 L'hebdo cinéma
  • 2006 Cannes, la alfombra roja
  • 2005 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2004 The 2004 European Film Awards
  • 2004 The Culture Show
  • 2004 Épreuves d'artistes
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 1996 Moving Pictures
  • 2007 El orfanato llega a Hollywood
  • 2007 Penélope, camino a los Oscar
  • 2006 Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Cinema mil
(misc crew):
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2008 Cinema 3
  • 2008 Kennwort Kino
  • 2008 Eigo de shabera-night
  • 2007 In the Mood for Doyle
  • 2007 L'hebdo cinéma
  • 2006 Cannes, la alfombra roja
  • 2005 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2004 The 2004 European Film Awards
  • 2004 The Culture Show
  • 2004 Épreuves d'artistes
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 1996 Moving Pictures
  • 2007 El orfanato llega a Hollywood
  • 2007 Penélope, camino a los Oscar
  • 2006 Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Cinema mil
Self:
  • 2009 Shi jie dian ying zhi lv
  • 2008 Cinema 3
  • 2008 Kennwort Kino
  • 2008 Eigo de shabera-night
  • 2007 In the Mood for Doyle
  • 2007 L'hebdo cinéma
  • 2006 Cannes, la alfombra roja
  • 2005 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2004 The 2004 European Film Awards
  • 2004 The Culture Show
  • 2004 Épreuves d'artistes
  • 1999 Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit
  • 1996 Moving Pictures
  • 2007 El orfanato llega a Hollywood
  • 2007 Penélope, camino a los Oscar
  • 2006 Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Cinema mil

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
20462046

2046

writer/director

Year: 2004

In the Mood for LoveIn the Mood for Love

Fa Yeung Nin Wa

writer/director

Year: 2000

Happy TogetherHappy Together

Chun Gwong Cha Sit

director/writer

Year: 1997

Fallen AngelsFallen Angels

Duo Luo Tian Shi

writer/director

Year: 1995

Chungking ExpressChungking Express

Chung Hing Sam Lam

director/writer

Year: 1994




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