films seen
12
average score
3.37*
nationality
China - 64 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The main representative of the Hong Kong arthouse scene. Together with Doyle, Wong brought Hong Kong cinema to the festivals. Lush, brooding and simmering romances combined with stylistic mastery makes his oeuvre a must.

Rare treats

2046

2004 / 129m - Hong Kong
Sci-fi, Romance
2046 poster

2046 features some of the most impressively visuals I've ever witnessed in any film, helped by a wonderfully unique soundtrack, strong acting, rich poetry and lovable characters

The Grandmaster

Yi Dai Zong Shi
2013 / 130m - Hong Kong
Drama, Fantasy
The Grandmaster poster

There is plenty of wonder, tension and intrigue that kept me occupied whenever I found time to pry my eyes and ears away from the drop dead gorgeous presentation.

In The Mood For Love

Fa Yeung Nin Wa
2000 / 97m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
In The Mood For Love poster

Doyle and Umebayashi do a great job, Leung and Cheung are stellar, but they cannot hide the fact that Kar Wai grew even more skilled after completing this film.

My Blueberry Nights

2007 / 95m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
My Blueberry Nights poster

This film is 200% Kar Wai and comes unmistakably from his hands, annoying actors were turned into lovable characters and his film proved once again that movies are an audiovisual experience

The good stuff

Days of Being Wild

Ah Fei Zing Zyun
1990 / 94m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
4.0*/5.0*
Days of Being Wild poster

Solid pieces

Eros

2004 / 104m - France
Drama, Romance
3.5*/5.0*
Eros poster

The inoffensive

Happy Together

Chun Gwong Cha Sit
1997 / 96m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
3.0*/5.0*
Happy Together poster

Ashes of Time

Dung Che Sai Duk
1994 / 100m - Hong Kong
Action
3.0*/5.0*
Ashes of Time poster

As Tears Go By

Wong Gok Ka Moon
1988 / 102m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
3.0*/5.0*
As Tears Go By poster

Worthy but flawed

Fallen Angels

Do Lok Tin Si
1995 / 99m - Hong Kong
Romance, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Fallen Angels poster

Irritation overload

Chungking Express

Chung Hing Sam Lam
1994 / 102m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
0.5*/5.0*
Chungking Express poster