Study of a Director:
Wong Kar Wai


Director : Wong Kar Wai
Country : Hong Kong, France, Italy, China, Germany
Language : Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin
Duration : 129 minutes
Year : 2004
Study of a Director: Wong Kar Wai


The story evolves around the main character, Zhou Mo Wan who writes a novel about a mysterious train that leaves for a place called 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who boards that train has the same intention – which is to recapture their lost memories. It is said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knows for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back- except for one. He had been there but He chose to leave. He wanted to change.

Wong Kar Wai


Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997), 2046 (2004) and My Blueberry Nights (2007), Yi dai zong shi (2013). His film Fa yeung nin wa (2000), starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, garnered widespread critical acclaim. Wong’s films frequently feature protagonists who yearn for romance in the midst of a knowingly brief life and scenes that can often be described as sketchy, digressive, exhilarating, and containing vivid imagery. Wong was the first Chinese director to win the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival (for his work Chun Gwong Cha Sit in 1997). Wong was the President of the Jury at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, which makes him the only Chinese person to preside over the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also the President of the Jury at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013. In 2006, Wong accepted the National Order of the Legion of Honour: Knight (Highest Degree) from the French Government. In 2013, Wong accepted the Order of Arts and Letters: Commander (Highest Degree) by the French Minister of Culture.


– Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
– Ziyi Zhang
– Faye Wong


– Director: Wong Kar Wai
– Producer: Wong Kar Wai
– Editor: William Chang
– Writer: Wong Kar Wai
– DOP: Christopher Doyle, Pun-Leung Kwan
– Sound: Michael Baird
– Music: Shigeru Umebayashi

Awards and Nominations

Asian Film Critics Association Awards (2005)
Winner-Best Director, Best ScreenPlay
Cannes Film Festival (2004)
Nominee- Best Director
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2006)
Nominee-Best Foreign Language Film