WONG KAR-WAI LECTURE BY TONY RAYNS (BFI)
Join film critic and writer Tony RAYNS as he takes you through the career of Hong Kong auteur Wong-Kar Wai. With clips, photographs and rarely seen gems + audience Q&A
Few other directors can convey the pain and suffering of love quite as seductively as Wong Kar-wai. His films are breathtaking symphonies composed of those unspoken emotions and hidden desires that we conceal deep inside of ourselves. They're stories of doomed romances that unravel languidly featuring loners, dreamers and the heartbroken.
Tony Rayns is a film critic, commentator, festival programmer and screenwriter. He has written extensively for Sight Sound, and its predecessor the Monthly Film Bulletin. He is one of the world's leading experts on Asian cinema, he coordinated the Dragons and Tigers competition for Asian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival 1988-2006 and has provided many DVD commentaries and English subtitle translations for films from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Thailand. He has written books about Seijun Suzuki, Wong Kar-wai and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and has been awarded the Foreign Ministry of Japan's Commendation for services to Japanese cinema.
Presented by Deeper Into Movies.
This is an 18+ event.