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China - 64 years old
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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


by Kar-Wai Wong
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

by Kar-Wai Wong
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

by Kar-Wai Wong
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

by Kar-Wai Wong
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

by Kar-Wai Wong
Ah Fei Zing Zyun
1990 / 94m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
Days of Being Wild poster

Solid pieces


by Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, Kar-Wai Wong
2004 / 104m - France
Drama, Romance
Eros poster

The inoffensive

Chacun Son Cinéma

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang
2007 / 100m - France
Comedy, Drama
Chacun Son Cinéma poster

Happy Together

by Kar-Wai Wong
Chun Gwong Cha Sit
1997 / 96m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
Happy Together poster

Ashes of Time

by Kar-Wai Wong
Dung Che Sai Duk
1994 / 100m - Hong Kong
Ashes of Time poster

As Tears Go By

by Kar-Wai Wong
Wong Gok Ka Moon
1988 / 102m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
As Tears Go By poster

Worthy but flawed

Fallen Angels

by Kar-Wai Wong
Do Lok Tin Si
1995 / 99m - Hong Kong
Romance, Crime
Fallen Angels poster

Irritation overload

Chungking Express

by Kar-Wai Wong
Chung Hing Sam Lam
1994 / 102m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
Chungking Express poster