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Wong Kar-wai is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Hongkongais born on 17 july 1956 at Shanghai (Chine)

Wong Kar-wai

Wong Kar-wai
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Birth name Wong Kar-wai (王家衛)
Nationality Hong kong
Birth 17 july 1956 (63 years) at Shanghai (Chine)
Awards Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director, Bronze Bauhinia Star

Wong Kar-wai, BBS (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Days of Being Wild (1990), Ashes of Time (1994), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004) and The Grandmaster (2013). His film In the Mood for Love (2000), starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, garnered widespread critical acclaim. 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.

Wong was the first Chinese director to win the Best Director Award of Cannes Film Festival (for his work Happy Together in 1997). Wong was the President of the Jury at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, which makes him the only Chinese person to preside over the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also the President of the Jury at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013.

Wong was listed at number three on the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound Top Ten Directors list of modern times.

In 2006, Wong accepted the National Order of the Legion of Honour: Knight (Highest Degree) from the French Government. In 2013, Wong accepted Order of Arts and Letters: Commander (Highest Degree) by the French Minister of Culture.

Best films

The Grandmaster (2013)
(Director)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
(Director)

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Filmography of Wong Kar-wai (29 films)

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The Grandmaster, 2h10
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Song Hye-kyo, Yuen Woo-ping
Rating65% 3.298583.298583.298583.298583.29858
The film narrates the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man from the 1930s in Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading up to his death.
My Blueberry Nights, 1h35
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman
Rating66% 3.3488753.3488753.3488753.3488753.348875
Jeremy is an émigré from Manchester who owns a small New York City cafe. The cafe becomes a haven for Elizabeth, a young woman, as Jeremy tells her that he saw her boyfriend cheating on her. Devastated, she stays in his cafe the entire night, eating a blueberry pie he made, and also telling stories about each other. Jeremy, having an eidetic memory, explains her the bowl of keys he is keeping, knowing the story of every person who left the key in his cafe and keeping it in the bowl in case someone comes back for them. Elizabeth leaves her key of her apartment and leaves Jeremy's cafe.
There's Only One Sun, 9minutes
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Romance
Rating66% 3.3423653.3423653.3423653.3423653.342365
In a similar futuristic mood to director Wong Kar-Wai other film 2046 a spy Agent 006 has to catch "Light" a mysterious figure but has to wrestle with her own feelings for him.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Rating68% 3.4010553.4010553.4010553.4010553.401055
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
2046
2046 (2004)
, 2h9
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films set in the future
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau
Rating74% 3.748653.748653.748653.748653.74865
The film is the third chapter of a shared story that began with Days of Being Wild and continued with In the Mood for Love.
Eros
Eros (2004)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Wong Kar-wai, Michelangelo Antonioni
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Anthology film, Romance
Actors Gong Li, Alan Arkin, Robert Downey Jr., Christopher Buchholz, Tien Feng, Chang Chen
Rating59% 2.9995652.9995652.9995652.9995652.999565
The Hand Miss Hua, a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl is visited by a shy dressmaker's assistant Zhang, to take her measure. He hears the sounds of sex, as he waits in her living room. He is drawn towards her but there is no meeting ground between the two individuals from completely different classes. She summons him when her client leaves. She tells him, she will supply him with an aid to his memory. He will think about her while designing her clothes, she says.
Ambush
Ambush (2001)
, 1h4
Directed by Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, John Woo, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Joe Carnahan, Guy Ritchie, Tony Scott, John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Tomás Milián, Forest Whitaker, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Adriana Lima, Madonna
Rating71% 3.5961453.5961453.5961453.5961453.596145
The plots of each of the films differ, but one constant remains: Clive Owen plays "The Driver," a man who goes from place to place (in BMW automobiles), getting hired by various people to be a sort of transport for their vital needs.
In the Mood for Love, 1h38
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Joe Cheung Tung Cho, Julien Carbon et Laurent Courtiaud, Chin Tsi-Ang
Rating80% 4.049834.049834.049834.049834.04983
The film takes place in Hong Kong, 1962. Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung), a journalist, rents a room in an apartment of a building on the same day as Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung), a secretary from a shipping company. They become next-door neighbours. Each has a spouse who works and often leaves them alone on overtime shifts. Despite the presence of a friendly Shanghainese landlady, Mrs. Suen, and bustling, mahjong-playing neighbours, Chow and Su often find themselves alone in their rooms. Their lives continue to intersect in everyday situations: a recurring motif in this film is the loneliness of eating alone, and the film documents the leads' chance encounters, each making their individual trek to the street noodle stall.
Happy Together, 1h36
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Leslie Cheung, Chang Chen, Shirley Kwan, Ng Man-tat
Rating77% 3.898763.898763.898763.898763.89876
Ho Po-wing et Lai Yiu-fai sont originaires de Hong Kong. Un jour, ils décident de partir quelque peu à l'aventure, très loin, là-bas, en Amérique du Sud. Presque à l'autre bout du monde. Ils s'aiment parfois, se querellent souvent et se quittent, irrémédiablement. Pour mieux se retrouver, et repartir à zéro, comme ils tiennent tant à se le rappeler.
Fallen Angels, 1h36
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Leon Lai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Michelle Reis, Charlie Yeung, Karen Mok
Rating76% 3.8493453.8493453.8493453.8493453.849345
À Hong Kong, un tueur à gages désillusionné s'apprête à remplir son dernier contrat, mais il doit d'abord surmonter l'affection de sa partenaire, qu'il voit rarement. Dans une errance nocturne sordide et surréaliste, il croise le chemin d'une fille excentrique et d'un muet qui essaie sans arrêt d'attirer l'attention sur lui.
Ashes of Time, 1h40
Directed by Sammo Hung, Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Carina Lau, Jacky Cheung, Charlie Yeung
Rating71% 3.5988153.5988153.5988153.5988153.598815
In this film, set in ancient times in China, Leslie Cheung plays an agent, Ouyang Feng, hiring famous bounty hunters. His character is portrayed as a fallen swordsman driven by greed and heartless to both friend and foe. He was perpetually being spiteful of love as his own love history was not nearly so beautiful. His bounty-hunters came and went as was narrated by Ouyang Feng himself as based on the Tung Shu predictions.
Chungking Express, 1h37
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Vickie Eng
Rating80% 4.049664.049664.049664.049664.04966
The film comprises two different stories, told one after the other, each about a romance involving a policeman. Except for a brief moment when the first story ends and the second begins, the two stories do not interconnect. However, the three main characters from the second story each momentarily appear during the first.