Director Wong Kar-wai (right) paid tribute to his wife Esther (centre) after he won the Lumière Award in Lyon on Friday. The award was presented by French actor Isabelle Adjani. Photo: Reuters

Filmmaker Wong Kar-wai becomes first Hong Kong director to win Lumière Award

Director of films such as Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love becomes first Hong Kong filmmaker to win ‘Nobel Prize for cinema’

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Director Wong Kar-wai (right) paid tribute to his wife Esther (centre) after he won the Lumière Award in Lyon on Friday. The award was presented by French actor Isabelle Adjani. Photo: Reuters
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.