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      Stanley Kwan Kam-Pang

      Stanley Kwan Kam-Pang

      Highest Rated: 92% Center Stage (1992)

      Lowest Rated: 68% Lan Yu (2001)

      Birthday: Oct 9, 1957

      Birthplace: Hong Kong

      At first glance, Stanley Kwan would seem to be working in the tradition of Douglas Sirk, Vincente Minnelli and R.W. Fassbinder--bold visual stylists utilizing yet transcending the conventions of screen melodrama to achieve their more serious artistic goals. Kwan differs from his predecessors in that he eschews irony in favor of sincere romance. Whereas they made emotionally intense films with lurid colors and big emotions, Kwan has created a more serene and modest film universe that is equally gorgeous and reflexive. His "Rouge" (1988) and "The Actress/Center Stage" (1991) are explicitly concerned with the movies and the lost past they evoke. Kwan's films are particularly unusual in the context of a national cinema prized by cultish Westerners for their crazy energy and over-the-top situations. Many of the kids who cheer at Jackie Chan and groove to John Woo are nonplused by these "women's pictures." More sophisticated cineastes have pointed to Kwan and Wong Kar-wai as two of the few original film artists working in the commercial Hong Kong film industry. (They also share a favored cinematographer in Christopher Doyle.) Instead of stunts and gunfights, Kwan's films serve up both beautiful people and sumptuous mise-en-scene. Michael Atkinson has written (in FILM COMMENT, May/June 1996), "... His images are deep, precise, and warm, jam-packed with mirrors, scrims, doorways, and burnished tchotchkes."

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      EVERLASTING REGRET, (aka CHANGHEN GE), Director Stanley Kwan, 2005, (c)Golden Scene

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fly Me to the Moon Producer - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First Night Nerves Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 30% New York, New York Producer $78.2K 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Said Goodbye Producer - 2016
      No Score Yet 61% So Young Producer - 2013
      No Score Yet 59% Miao Miao Executive Producer - 2008
      No Score Yet 26% Changhen ge (Everlasting Regret) Director - 2005
      No Score Yet 34% The Floating Landscape Producer - 2003
      No Score Yet 24% Night Corridor Producer - 2003
      68% 83% Lan Yu Director $116.2K 2001
      No Score Yet 10% Love Will Tear Us Apart Producer - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You shi tiaowu (The Island Tales) Director - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accident Executive Producer - 1999
      No Score Yet 33% Hold You Tight Director - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is Not a Game, but a Joke Producer - 1997
      No Score Yet 83% Yang & Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema Director - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Rose White Rose Director - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ah-Ying Producer - 1993
      92% No Score Yet Center Stage Director - 1992
      No Score Yet 59% Full Moon in New York Director - 1989
      83% 86% Rouge Director - 1988
      No Score Yet 57% Love Unto Waste Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Director - 1985