Kar-Wai Wong

Kar-Wai Wong

Highest Rated: 95% Fallen Angels (1995)

Lowest Rated: 34% Eros (2004)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1958

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Born in Shanghai in 1958, Wong Kar-Wai first studied graphic design then enrolled in a TV drama-training program, which provided his introduction to filmmaking. Wong began his career as a screenwriter, first earning a co-writing credit for the romantic drama "Once Upon a Rainbow" (1982) and continuing to create in a number of different genres including dramas and crime comedies. His first film as a director was "As Tears Go By" (1987) an atmospheric gangster movie that had success at the Hong Kong box office. Wong's next directorial effort, "Days of Being Wild" (1990) was less successful. A more personal film, set in the 1960's, it focused more on mood and atmosphere and lacked a clear plot. Wong's third film "Chungking Express" (1994) would be his international breakthrough. Conceived and shot during a break from editing his epic martial arts wuxia "Ashes of Time" (1994), "Chungking Express" was a quirky romantic thriller that gained the notice of Quentin Tarantino who championed its US release. After finishing his vision of "Chungking Express" with the film "Fallen Angels" (1995), Wong was named Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for his wrenching romantic drama "Happy Together" (1997). Next, Wong completed an informal trilogy, which began with "Days of Being Wild." The next two films "In the Mood for Love" (2000) and "2046" (2004), are again atmospheric reflections on romantic relationships in 1960s Hong Kong. After making a short film to contribute to the anthology "Eros" (2004), Wong made his first English-language film and his first film shot in America. "My Blueberry Nights" (2007) the film starred Norah Jones with Jude Law and Natalie Portman taking supporting roles in another examination of challenging romantic relationships. 2013 saw the release of "The Grandmaster" (2013), a biopic focusing on the early life of legendary martial arts teacher Ip Man.

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Credit
65% No Score Yet One for the Road Producer - 2021
No Score Yet 11% Europe Raiders Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jinpa Producer - 2018
78% 58% The Grandmaster Director $6.6M 2013
78% 75% Ashes of Time Redux Director,
Writer
$173.5K 2008
No Score Yet 59% Miao Miao Executive Producer - 2008
46% 61% My Blueberry Nights Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$866.8K 2007
34% 45% Eros Director $188.2K 2004
86% 85% 2046 Director,
Writer,
Producer
$261.5K 2004
No Score Yet 72% Chinese Odyssey 2002 Producer - 2002
90% 94% In the Mood for Love Director,
Writer
$2.7M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Love: A Litter on the Breeze Producer - 1997
81% 91% Happy Together Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
- 1997
95% 87% Fallen Angels Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$173.1K 1995
89% 93% Chungking Express Director,
Executive Producer
$114.9K 1994
No Score Yet 59% The Eagle-Shooting Heroes: Dong Cheng Xi Jiu Executive Producer - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashes of Time Director,
Writer
- 1994
No Score Yet 26% Saviour of the Soul Writer - 1992
91% 88% Days of Being Wild Director $141.9K 1991
85% 67% As Tears Go By Director,
Screenwriter
$8.4K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haunted Copshop II Wong (Character),
Writer
- 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flaming Brothers Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haunted Copshop Writer - 1987

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