Wong Kar-wai filmography

Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and producer. He began his career as a screenwriter in 1982, then made his directoral debut in 1988. As of 2019, he has directed 10 feature films. He has also worked as producer on several films he did not direct. Wong has also directed short films, commercials, and two music videos.


Feature filmsEdit

Regarding Wong's early work as a screenwriter, film scholar Peter Brunette noted that "different transcription systems from Chinese make compiling a filmography for a Chinese director an exercise in creativity and hope."[1] Wong also claims to have contributed to c. 50 film scripts without official credit so a full filmography is difficult to provide.[2]

Year Film Credited as Chinese title Notes
Director Producer Writer
1982 Once Upon a Rainbow Yes 一彩雲曲 Choi wan kuk
1983 Just For Fun Yes 一空心大少爺 Kong xin da shao ye
1984 Intellectual Trio Yes 一龍鳳智多星 Long feng zhi duo xing
1984 Silent Romance Yes 一伊人再見 Yi ren zai jian
1985 Chase a Fortune Yes 一吉人天相 Xiao hu xian
1985 Unforgettable Fantasy Yes 一小狐仙 Ji ren tian xiang
1986 Rosa Yes 一神勇雙響炮續集 Shen yong shuang xiang pao xu ji
1986 Goodbye, My Hero Yes 一惡男 E Nan
1986 Sweet Surrender Yes 一我要金龜婿 Wo yao jin gui xu
1987 Final Victory Yes 一最後勝利 Zui hou sheng li
1987 Flaming Brothers Executive Yes 一江湖龍虎鬥 Gong woo lung foo moon
1987 The Haunted Cop Shop Yes 一猛鬼差館 Meng gui chai guan
1988 As Tears Go By Yes Yes 一旺角卡門 Wong gok ka moon Directing debut
1988 Walk on Fire Yes 一獵鷹計劃Lie ying ji hua
1988 The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors II Yes 一猛鬼學堂 Meng gui xue tang
1990 Return Engagement Yes 一再戰江湖 Choi saan gong woo
1990 Days of Being Wild Yes Yes 一阿飛正傳 Ah fei zing zyun
1991 Saviour of the Soul Yes 一九一神鵰俠侶Gau yat san diu hap lu
1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes Executive 一射鵰英雄傳之東成西就 Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau
1994 Chungking Express Yes Yes Yes 一重慶森林 Chung Hing sam lam
1994 Ashes of Time Yes Yes Yes 一東邪西毒 Dung che sai duk
1995 Fallen Angels Yes Executive Yes 一墮落天使 Do lok tin si
1997 Happy Together Yes Executive Yes 一春光乍洩 Chun gwong cha sit
1998 First Love: Litter on the Breeze Yes 一初纏戀后的二人世界 Choh chin luen hau dik yi yan sai gaai
2000 In the Mood for Love Yes Yes Yes 一花樣年華 Fa yeung nin wa
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 Yes 一天下無雙 Tian xia wu shuang
2004 2046 Yes Yes Yes 2046
2007 My Blueberry Nights Yes Yes Yes 藍莓之夜 English language
2008 Miao Miao Yes 一渺渺 Miǎomiǎo
2013 The Grandmaster Yes Yes Yes 一代宗師 Yi dai zong shi
2016 Xuanzang Yes 一大唐玄奘 Da Tang Xuanzang
2016 See You Tomorrow Yes Yes 一擺渡人 Baidu Ren
2018 Europe Raiders Yes 一欧洲攻略 Ouzhou gonglue
2018 Jinpa Yes 一撞死了一只羊 Zhuàng sǐle yī zhǐ yáng

Short filmsEdit

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2000 Hua yang de nian hua Yes
2001 In the Mood for Love 2001 Yes Yes Yes
2001 The Follow Yes Part of The Hire series for BMW
2004 The Hand Yes Yes Yes From the anthology film Eros
2007 I Travelled 9000 km to Give It to You Yes Yes Yes From the anthology film To Each His Own Cinema


Year Television Series Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
TBA Paradise Guesthouse[3] Yes Pre-production
TBA Blossoms[4] Yes Pre-production


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
1996 wkw/tk/1996@7'55"hk.net Yes For Takeo Kikuchi
1998 Motorola Yes For Motorola StarTAC
2001 Dans la ville Yes For Orange France
2002 La Rencontre Yes For Lacoste
2005 Capture Totale Yes For Dior
2007 Hypnôse Homme Yes For Lancôme Paris
2007 There's Only One Sun Yes Yes For Philips
2007 Midnight Poison Yes For Dior
2011 Mask Yes For Shu Uemura
2012 Déjà vu Yes Yes For Chivas Regal

Music videosEdit

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
1992 "To Make You Happy" Yes For Tracy Huang
2002 "Six Days" Yes For DJ Shadow


Wong frequently re-casts actors who he has worked with on previous movies, except My Blueberry Nights

Actor As Tears Go By
Days of Being Wild
Ashes of Time
Chungking Express
Fallen Angels
Happy Together
In the Mood for Love
Eros: "The Hand"
The Grandmaster
Chang Chen  N  N  N  N
Jacky Cheung  N  N  N
Leslie Cheung  N  N  N
Maggie Cheung  N  N  N  N  N
Takeshi Kaneshiro  N  N
Andy Lau  N  N
Carina Lau  N  N  N
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  N  N  N  N  N  N  N
Gong Li  N  N
Brigitte Lin  N  N
Rebecca Pan  N  N
Faye Wong  N  N
Charlie Yeung  N  N
Zhang Ziyi  N  N

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Brunette 2005, p. 135.
  2. ^ Stokes & Hoover 1999, p. 26.
  3. ^ Shackleton, Liz (March 19, 2019). "Huanxi releases details on Wong Kar Wai web series 'Paradise Guesthouse'". ScreenDaily. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Davis, Rebecca (October 30, 2019). "Tencent Nabs Rights to 'Blossoms' Series Produced by Wong Kar-wai". Variety. Retrieved November 17, 2019.


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