Hong Kong New Wave
The Hong Kong New Wave was a movement in Chinese cinema that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Origins of the movement
The Hong Kong New Wave started in 1979. During the 1980s, the film industry began to flourish; many Chinese households did not have a TV at the time. Film served as the primary source of entertainment. Many of the New Wave directors had a Western-style education and thus, were influenced by western filmmaking and culture. The films of the New Wave, stylistically, lacked coherence; rather the term was used to make the distinction between new filmmakers and studio filmmaking. These films utilized new technology, like synchronous sound, new editing techniques, and filming movies on location.
In 1984, the New Wave began to gain attention from international audiences, thus prompting a "second wave." These directors include Stanley Kwan, Wong Kar-wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Fruit Chan, Peter Chan, and Tammy Cheung.
- Alex Cheung
- Tsui Hark (徐克)
- Ann Hui (許鞍華)
- Yim Ho (嚴浩)
- Patrick Tam (譚家明)
- Allen Fong (方育平)
- Dennis Yu (余允抗)
- Kirk Wong (黃志強)
- John Woo (吳宇森)
- Wong Kar-wai (王家衛)
- Siu-wan Ng (吳小雲)
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