Lik-Wai Yu

Lik-Wai Yu

Hong Kong

Born in Hong Kong in 1966, Yu Lik-Wai graduated from Belgian film school INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) in 1994, majoring in cinematography. His directorial debut was the medium-length documentary NEON GODDESSES (1996). He attracted international attention with LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (1999), in Competition at Cannes Film Festival. He then directed ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES (2003), selected for Un Certain Regard at 2003 Cannes Film Fesxval, and PLASTIC CITY (2008), in Competition at the Venice International Film Festival. As a cinematographer, Yu Lik-Wai has shot all of Jia Zhangke’s films to date, from XIAO WU (1997) to I WISH I KNEW (2010). He has also collaborated with Ann Hui on ORDINARY HEROES (1999), and A SIMPLE LIFE (2011), and Lou Ye on LOVE AND BRUISES (2011), amongst others.