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wong kar-wai wins 2017 lumiere award

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wong kar-wai wins 2017 lumiere award

Wong Kar-wai is known to many American cinema-goers for Chungking Express, In the Mood for Love and The Grandmaster. Here's the first part of the SCMP article on this major award.

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, director of Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love, has been honoured with a prestigious award at a major film festival in Lyon, France.

Wong became the first local director to win the Lumière Award – often described as the “Nobel Prize for cinema” – joining a list of high-profile filmmakers including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.

The Lumière Festival, which is run by Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Frémaux and French director Bertrand Tavernier, said Wong’s films had “reached beyond the circle of movie-goers and critics, attracting a public drawn to his search for the aesthetic and poetic”.

The whole article is available here. I've not seen all of Wong's movies, but really like those I have.

Chungking Express -- California Dreamin'    Watch Quentin Tarantino discuss Chungking Express.

In the Mood for Love trailer

The Grandmaster trailer

Have you seen any of his films? What do you think of them?