Cinematographer Christopher Doyle has worked with some of the world’s most renowned directors over a career that has spanned almost three decades. Best known for his work with Asian directors, perhaps his greatest collaboration over the years has been with Wong Kar-wai. The two first worked together on 1990’s Days of Being Wild but the partnership really hit its stride with 1994’s Chungking Express (above), where, according to the TIFF notes, Doyle transformed Hong Kong into “a woozy array of sublime neons and entropic slow-motion, a dizzying dance of disorientation and displacement.” Amazingly, the film was shot in just two months in the middle of the protracted production of Wong’s epic Ashes of Time.
Doyle will be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday April 23 at 7:00pm to discuss his work on Chungking Express and likely many of his other films as well. Tickets are available now.
Chungking Express opens its own engagement at the Lightbox on Thursday April 21st and will play for at least a week.