Wong Kar Wai
Wong’s works embody the traits of “film auteur”, breaking through traditional mode of narrative and destroy conventional cinematographic rules.
As Tears Go By was Wong’s debut at the age of 30. Its unique text and stylization of images had begun to take shape. His later film Days of Being Wild formally unveiled Wong’s aesthetics. The film therefore won 5 awards including the Best Film Award and the Best Director Award at the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards, the Best Director Award at the 28th Golden Horse Awards as well as the Best Director Award at the 36th Asian Pacific Film Festival.
In the 1990s, Wong’s Chungking Express garnered the Best Film Award and Best Director Award at the 14th Hong Kong Film Awards. Happy Together attracted wide attention from Cannes and won the Best Director Award at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival. Wong thus became the first Chinese filmmaker who had ever won the award. In the Mood for Love won the Technical Grand Prize and made Tony Leung Chiu Wai ascend the throne of the Best Actor at Cannes.
Wong’s later films, 2046 and The Grandmaster, showcased similar inner emotional cores with a more innovative and variable perspective. They explored the most truthful and complicated emotions between people and people, people and objects as well as people and nature.