Kar Wai Wong

Wong Kar Wai

  • Name: Wong Kar Wai
  • Native name: 王家衞
  • Also Known as: Wong Kar-wai
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 17, 1958
  • Age: 65
Wong Kar Wai is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylized work, including As Tears Go By (1988), 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, notably 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 is an important figure in contemporary cinema, regarded as one of the best filmmakers of his generation. His reputation as a maverick began early in his career. In the 1996 Encyclopedia of Chinese Film, Wong was described as having "already established a secure reputation as one of the most daring avant-garde filmmakers" of Chinese cinema. Authors Zhang and Xiao concluded that he "occupies a special place in contemporary film history", and had already "exerted a sizeable impact". With the subsequent release of Happy Together and In the Mood For Love, Wong's international standing grew further, and in 2002 voters for the British Film Institute named him the third greatest director of the previous quarter-century. In 2015, Variety named him an icon of arthouse cinema.

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Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
2016 See You Tomorrow
Movie
7.1
1991 Saviour of the Soul 1
Movie
7.1
1988 The Haunted Copshop 2
Movie
6.9
1987 The Haunted Copshop
Movie
7.2
1987 Flaming Brothers
Movie
7.0
1987 Final Victory
Movie
7.2
1986 Goodbye, My Hero
Movie
7.5
1986 Rosa
Movie
0.0
1986 Sweet Surrender
Movie
0.0
1985 Unforgettable Fantasy
Movie
0.0
1985 The Intellectual Trio
Movie
8.0
1985 Chase a Fortune
Movie
0.0
1984 Silent Romance
Movie
0.0
1983 Just For Fun
Movie
0.0
1982 Once Upon a Rainbow
Movie
6.5
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Blossoms Shanghai
Drama
8.1
2021 One-Tenth of a Millimeter Apart
Movie
8.1
2021 Follow Your Heart
Special
0.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
TBA Blossoms
Movie
0.0
2013 The Grandmaster
Movie
7.5
2008 Ashes of Time Redux
Movie
7.4
2004 2046
Movie
7.8
2004 Eros: The Hand
Movie
7.7
2000 In the Mood for Love
Movie
8.5
1997 Happy Together
Movie
7.9
1995 Fallen Angels
Movie
8.1
1994 Ashes of Time
Movie
7.4
1994 Chungking Express
Movie
8.4
1990 Days of Being Wild
Movie
7.7
1988 As Tears Go By
Movie
7.4
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2021 One for the Road
Movie
7.9
2018 Europe Raiders
Movie
7.4
2018 Jinpa
Movie
7.8
2002 Chinese Odyssey
Movie
7.3
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2012 Touch of the Light
Movie
7.7
2008 Miao Miao
Movie
7.0
1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Movie
7.4
Art Director
Year Title Type Rating
2016 Xuan Zang
Movie
7.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2009 Let the Wind Carry Me
Taiwanese Movie, 2009,
[Himself] (Guest Role)
[Himself]
Guest Role
6.0
1999 Buenos Aires Zero Degree: The Making of Happy Together
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
[Himself] (Main Role)
[Himself]
Main Role
8.1
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Good Night Show - All Star VS You
Hong Kong TV Show, 2018, 51 eps
(Ep. 26) (Guest)
51
(Ep. 26)
Guest
10.0
Articles
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Favorite Chinese/Taiwanese Drama OSTs from a Non Pop Fan's Perspective
Editorials - Jan 26, 2021

A follow up of the author's previous article on Korean Drama OSTs.

Noodle Cart: Chinese Edition [Sep 2020]
News - Oct 17, 2020

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  • First Name: Kar Wai
  • Family Name: Wong
  • Native name: 王家衞
  • Also Known as: Wong Kar-wai
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 17, 1958
  • Age: 65

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