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China - 65 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.



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, and 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

Days of Being Wild

Ah Fei Zing Zyun
1990 / 94m - Hong Kong
Days of Being Wild poster

Kar-Wai and the Cheungs. For me, this is the film that put Kar-Wai on the map. YbIt's a prelude to the quality he'd put on display with films like In the Mood for Love and 2046. A dense and hermetic, ultra-stylized take on romance that isn't exactly idyllic, but still fits the general romance template. The performances and cast are strong, the cinematography is elegant and the narrative structure is interesting. Not quite as refined as his best work, but if you love Kar-Wai Wong's vibe then this is an easy recommend.


2004 / 104m - France
Drama, Romance - Anthology
Eros poster

Happy Together

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

Ashes of Time

Dung Che Sai Duk
1994 / 100m - Hong Kong
Ashes of Time poster

As Tears Go By

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

Fallen Angels

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

Chungking Express

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