Mr. Wong Kar Wai
Director, scriptwriter and producer, Wong Kar-wai is born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong at age five. He joined the directing and scripting training course at the Television Broadcast (HK) Limited in 1981 and upon graduation, he became an assistant director at TVB. Thereafter, Wong began to write scripts for films. In 1990, after writing and directing "Days of Being Wild" (1990), Wong won the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards and shot to fame. "Days of Being Wild" (1990) was also favourably reviewed at many film festivals and Wong's name began to be known internationally. His later film "Chung King Express" (1994) also gauged the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Hong Kong Films Award in 1994. His subsequent works such as "Ashes of Time" (1994) and "Fallen Angels" (1995) all became the focus of attention for the film going public and were screened at various important film festivals. In 1997, with "Happy Together" (1997), Wong became the first Chinese director to have won the Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, with "In the Mood for Love" (2000), Wong was the recipient of the Technical Grand Prize at Cannes. His recent work “The Grandmaster” (2013) won him the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2013, Wong was honoured with the status of Highest Commander in France’s Medal in Arts and Literature (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), granted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France.