Study of a Director:
Wong Kar Wai


Director : Wong Kar Wai
Country : Hong Kong, France
Language : Cantonese, French, Spanish
Duration : 98 minutes
Year : 2000
Study of a Director: Wong Kar Wai


Hong Kong, 1962. Two married couples, the Chans and the Chows move in next door to each other. Mr Chan is hardly around, regularly disappearing overseas on business. Mrs Chow works odd hours and also tends to go overseas a lot. Mrs Chan and Mr Chow are initially just neighbors but over time a friendship blossoms, and then develops into something more.

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
– Maggie Cheung
– Siu Ping-Lam


– Director: Wong Kar Wai
– Producer: Wong Kar Wai
– Editor: William Chang
– Writer: Wong Kar Wai
– DOP: Christopher Doyle, Pun-Leung Kwan
– Sound: Li Chi Kuo, Shiang-Chu Tang, Duu-ChihTu
– Music: Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi


Asia-Pacific Film Festival (2000)
Best Cinematography, Best Editing

British Independent Film Awards (2001)
Best Foreign Independent Film – Foreign Language

Cannes Film Festival (2000)
Best Actor

Chinese Film Media Awards (2001)
Best Cinematography