Christopher Doyle


Christopher Doyle is an award-winning cinematographer. Works like Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love have been met with international critical acclaim, and have found a firm footing in Chinese cinema and international cinema in the West. Christopher himself reveals as much about the construct of the film world, as his film’s do the construct of life. Unperturbed by the prescriptions of Hollywood, Doyle’s power lies in his freedom for improvisation, sense of movement, and ability to think on his feet. Treating the frame as a space for discovery rather than a place for projection, Doyle’s is energised by the stories of Hong Kong and is also known by his Chinese identity Du Ke Feng, meaning “like the wind.” He is a rare and enigmatic personality reveals to us that just as much creativity unfolds behind the camera as in front.

Christopher Doyle wrote, shot, and directed Warsaw Dark, Away with Words and Hong Kong Trilogy, an experimental portrait of three generations of Hong Kong people. He is famed for his collaborations with Wong Kar-wai and few people talk of In the Mood For Love, Happy Together or Chungking Express without mentioning Doyle. He has made more than twenty films in various languages as well as over fifty Chinese-language films. Among Doyle’s sixty awards and thirty nominations are the Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for In the Mood for Love, as well as the Osella d’Oro for Best Cinematography for Ashes of Time at the Venice International Film Festival. On May 26, 2017 Doyle was honored during the 70th Cannes Festival with the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” award, in tribute to his successful and influential career. Filming in Hong Kong during the turbulent Umbrella Revolution protests, Doyle lent his voice to the political movement fighting for greater democracy and political autonomy in Hong Kong.


Finalist for the Arts Award 2020
> Introducing the work of finalist Christopher Doyle | Watch

Winner of the Advance Arts Award 2020
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> Acceptance speech by Christopher Doyle for the Advance Arts Award 2020 | Watch