Born in Hong Kong in 1966, Yu Lik-Wai graduated from the 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 the Festival de Cannes. He then directed All Tomorrow’s Parties, selected for Un Certain Regard in 2003, and Plastic City (2008), in Competition at the Venice 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), and has also collaborated with Ann Hui on Ordinary Heroes (1999), A Simple Life (2011), and Lou Ye on Love and Bruises (2011), amongst others.
Films presented at Cannes
Cinéfondation & Short Films