films seen
12
average score
3.37*
nationality
China - 62 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

The Grandmaster

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Yi Dai Zong Shi
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2013] - 130m
Genre
Drama, Martial Arts
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
toplist position
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.

2046

by Kar-Wai Wong
Specifics
Hong Kong [2004] - 129m
Genre
Sci-fi, Romance
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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2046 poster

If the romance and the drama doesn't get to you, the atmosphere probably will.

In The Mood For Love

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Fa Yeung Nin Wa
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 97m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
toplist position
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
Specifics
Hong Kong [2007] - 95m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
toplist position
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
Also known as
Ah Fei Zing Zyun
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 94m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Days of Being Wild poster

Solid pieces

Eros

by Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, Kar-Wai Wong
Specifics
Hong Kong, USA [2004] - 104m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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
Specifics
France [2007] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Chacun Son Cinéma poster

Happy Together

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Chun Gwong Cha Sit
Specifics
Japan, Hong Kong [1997] - 96m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Happy Together poster

Ashes of Time

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Dung Che Sai Duk
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1994] - 100m
Genre
Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Ashes of Time poster

As Tears Go By

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Wong Gok Ka Moon
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 102m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
As Tears Go By poster

Worthy but flawed

Fallen Angels

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Do Lok Tin Si
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 99m
Genre
Romance, Crime
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Fallen Angels poster

Irritation overload

Chungking Express

by Kar-Wai Wong
Also known as
Chung Hing Sam Lam
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 102m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Chungking Express poster