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Kar-Wai Wong

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Date of Birth:17 July 1956, Shanghai, China

Height:5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Trademarks:Often casts Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung in his films Often wears sunglasses Opening and closing credits against a red or blue backdrop Abstract, abrupt and ambiguous endings with the characters left with ambivalent feelings at the end, leaving the outcome "post-ending" to the viewer's choice and interpretation Usage of flip clocks to show the time in particular scenes Multiple narrators are frequently shown in his films with mostly the thoughts of the respective character being expressed via his/her narration Uses a lot of symbolism or visually metaphorical situations to depict the moods of his characters in various situations while they are doing apparently mundane things on-screen Dull-lit &/or color-filtered-lit rooms Frequent usage of time-lapse photography Quick freeze-frames to emphasize the specific important moments in the middle of some scenes In his films, characters are shown having a conversation mostly off-screen or with their faces reflected in mirrors (often out of focus) or other reflective surfaces, with only their voices being heard by the viewer His films are either period pieces set in the 1960s or his modern era films feature songs from the '60s in background (e.g. California Dreamin, Happy Together, etc.)


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Directed By: Pema Tseden Starring: Kimba, Sonam Wangmo and Genden Phuntsok
Released in UK cinemas Sunday 29th March 2020 Age Rating: TBC Language: Unknown Next Showing: Unknown

The First Monday in May

Directed By: Andrew Rossi Starring: Anna Wintour, Andrew Bolton, John Galliano...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 30th September 2016 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 90 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown
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Last update was at 08:34 23rd November 2020