From 1990 to 2004 Wong channelled a personal and aesthetically idiosyncratic vision of the Hong Kong from his childhood in the 1960s. The intense rivalry between Shaw and Singapore’s Cathay organisation peaked during the 1960s, eventually seeing them get the upper hand by the 1970s. A mask-clad participant holds a placard as he takes part in Tel Aviv's annual Pride Parade amid the pandemic, on June 28. The government and the public are now cautiously turning their focus to resuming life and business in the city, and transitioning from survival to healing. A "Thank You" message for the NHS is seen outside the stadium, as a soccer match resumes behind closed doors between Sheffield and Arsenal on June 28, in Britain. Fujishima, Kenji. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles. Palestinian boys play as disinfectants are sprayed by workers to sanitize cars and shops, in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on June 28. The tenants happily celebrate the mid autumn festival, singing and dancing. But this just begs more questions. This is evidently a subject that needs more investigation, nevertheless one that is undeniably intriguing for those with an appreciation for Hong Kong cinema and its history. "At the moment we are able to withstand the pandemic ... Hong Kong was able to withstand the harsh winter, but I worry Hong Kong may be unable to withstand the resurgence of violence of the continuous devastation caused by politics. Days of Being Wild and Fallen Angels explore such themes. Tsui Hark and John Woo were the leaders in these types of films. Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. Second Wave films dealt with contemporary issues, particularly those related to the 1997 reunification of Hong Kong with China. Voice-over narration is also a major element in Wong’s style. Students learn the correct way of wearing masks at a primary school, in Jilin, China, on June 29. Thugs sneak into Hong Kong to rob a jewellery store, killing a cop during their getaway. Wong uses wide-angle camera shots to distort and enhance sense of separation. Because Fallen Angels does not have a story with a clear plot, Wong relies on voice-overs to guide the narrative along. Wong mixes slow-motion movements with scenes of fast movements. Films like The Love Eterne (1963) broke records at the time and solidified a commercial golden age regarding its domestic appeal. With the virus still wreaking havoc on the rest of the world, it's too soon to celebrate, she warned. He generally did not have his actors work from a prepared script; this allowed the film to take on a more realistic expression. Finally, Wong Kai Wai’s celebrated 1960s trilogy (or ‘Love Trilogy’) seduced an entire generation of international audiences to Hong Kong cinema throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. A gardener waters the plants alongside a statue of former Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon in London, England on June 29. The film is the first in three film series: In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046(2004). [1] Romney, Jonathan, “Mood music,” The Guardian, 23 October 2000. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2000/oct/23/artsfeatures. ( Log Out /  This was not the only conflict during this period. Wong became involved in film in 1980 when he started working for Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited as a television screen writer. Title: But authorities in the Chinese capital say a campaign to conduct tests on employees at hair and beauty salons across the city has found no positive cases so far, in a further sign that the recent outbreak has been largely brought under control. During the 1980s, the film industry began to flourish; many Chinese households did not have a TV at the time. Many of the New Wave directors had a Western-style education and thus, were influenced by western filmmaking and culture. A Better Tomorrow, DC Chinese Film Festival, features, Hong Kong Second Wave, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung. The film is unlike any traditional story, but rather “extended riffs of beat poetry,” telling inter-locking stories instead of one linear plot line. Drama, Certificate: NC16 A police officer walks past closed shops in the old quarter of Bethlehem on June 29, as a decision to close the city for 48 hours as of 6 a.m. takes effect to contain the spread of coronavirus, after a sharp rise in infections in the occupied West Bank, Palestine. Kar-Wai Wong, Writer: Yi dai zong shi.