Birth Name: Wong Kar-Wai
Birth Place: Shanghai, CN
Beloved by critics and the Hong Kong acting elite, Wong's films had won him favorable comparisons to master experimentalists Jean-Luc Godard and Alain Resnais in their heyday. His rare genre outings had also been evocative of the work of Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah. Called a "poet of time" by BFI's Sight and Sound, Wong evinced a greater interest in the poetics of light, mood and texture, than with the more prosaic concerns of action or straightforward narrative. Nonetheless, actors - even some of Hong Kong's biggest stars - Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tony Leung Kar-fai, Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia - enjoyed working with Wong because he encouraged improvisation and giv...
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