Once the leader of Japan's new wave rock band EX, composer Shigeru Umebayashi began scoring films in 1985 when the band broke up. He has more than 40 Japanese and Chinese films to his credit and is perhaps best known in the West for his score for director Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2000). Umebayashi also scored House of Flying Daggers, and Wong Kar-wai's long-awaited 2046 (2004). He is also the composer for the music of the first Serbian spectacle, Charleston & Vendetta. Umebayashi received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at Avvantura Festival Zadar (Croatia) in 2013 during his stay as member of the official Jury.