Wong Kar-wai (王家衛; pinyin: wáng jiā wèi) (born 1958) is a Hong Kong film director.
Born in Shanghai, China. He moved to Hong Kong with his parents at the age of five and graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic College in graphic design in 1980. After graduation, he enrolled in the Production Training Course organized by Hong Kong Television Broadcast LTD and became a full-time scriptwriter. Between 1982 and 1987, he wrote about ten scripts, covering an array of genres from romantic comedy to action drama. Of these, he considered Final Victory (最後勝利; 1986 Patrick Tam) his best script.
Since 1989, Wong Kar-wai has directed seven feature films and won numerous awards, including the best director's prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for Happy Together.
Wong Kar-wai's latest film is In the Mood for Love (花樣年華, lit. "Flower Like Years"). He is currently completing the science fiction film 2046 for release in 2004.
In 2001 Wong Kar-wai directed the short-film The Hire: The Follow as part of the BMW films initiative.
2046 (2004) (filming)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Happy Together (1997)
Fallen Angels (1995)
Ashes of Time (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
As Tears Go by (1988)
Best Director, 1997 Cannes Film Festival
Best Foreign Film, 2001 César Award
Screen International Award, 2000 European Film Awards