Thursday 5 May - Monday 16 May 2005
ACMI is proud to present the first major Wong Kar-wai retrospective in Australia and to celebrate the Melbourne premiere of his much-anticipated 2046.
Championed in Europe as the 'Godard for the MTV generation' Wong Kar-wai's films have received considerable international acclaim, especially at the Cannes Film Festival where his work has been awarded Best Director (Happy Together
), Best Actor (Tony Leung, In the Mood For Love
) and received three Golden Palm nominations, including for 2046.
In Hong Kong he occupies a unique position, having defined a personal cinema within the commercial industry. One of cinemas true collaborators, his key creative relationships include Australian-born cinematographer Christopher Doyle, production designer/editor William Chang and Canto-pop idols of the calibre of Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung and Faye Wong.
Wong Kar-wai's cinema is lush and beautiful. This is a rare opportunity to luxuriate in all its pleasures.
Curated by Clare StewartSupported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
ACMI is also presenting Focus on Wong Kar-wai in Sydney at Dendy Opera Quays from Saturday May 14 - Wednesday May 18. The season will include the Sydney premiere of 2046 on Saturday 14 May. For more information please go to Dendy cinemas website www.dendy.com.au
A free selection of ads and music videos directed by Wong Kar-wai will screen daily in the Function Space