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In pictures: Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong’s pre-eminent art-house filmmaker, turns 60

We take a look back at the man behind such classics as Chungking Express, In the Mood for Love and The Grandmaster as he celebrates his 60th birthday

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 July, 2018, 4:02pm
UPDATED : Monday, 16 July, 2018, 4:02pm

The fluidity of time and the transience of memories are both recurrent motifs in the films of Wong Kar-wai, the Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-raised filmmaker behind such timeless classics as Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love.

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In celebration of his 60th birthday tomorrow on July 17, we take a trip down memory lane and revisit some rarely seen images from the Post’s archive that follow Wong’s meteoric rise to becoming one of the world’s pre-eminent art-house directors.

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