Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong with his parents when he was five. He entered the film industry as a scriptwriter and began directing his own scripts in 1988. His debut feature AS TEARS GO BY was invited to the Critics’ Week in Cannes Film Festival. His second feature Days of BEING WILD won five Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Film. He founded his own company Jet Tone in 1992 and spent the next two years working on ASHES OF TIME, shooting mostly on remote locations in China. CHUNGKING EXPRESS, made very quickly during a break in the post-production of ASHES OF TIME, became his first global success; he followed it with the related ‘diptych’ movie FALLEN ANGELS. Shot mostly in Argentina, HAPPY TOGETHER premiered at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Director prize. All of his subsequent features have premiered in Cannes: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE in 2000 (winning the Best Actor prize for Tony Leung Chiu Wai), 2046 in 2004 and his English-language debut MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS in 2007.