This month's focus is on the celebrated cinematographer from Sydney.
By
SBS Film

23 Mar 2011 - 3:08 PM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:09 PM

Over the last twenty years, Christopher Doyle has established himself as one of the most influential cinematographers working in world cinema. An eccentric man of many talents, the Australian-born Doyle left the country in his 20s and travelled the world, working several eclectic jobs before lensing his first film, That Day, on the Beach (1983), the debut from award-winning director Edward Yang. Doyle is best known for his ground-breaking collaborations with celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. Starting with Days of Being Wild (1990), Doyle cemented his reputation with Chungking Express (1994) and later In the Mood for Love (2000), earning the respect of numerous directors and cinemagoers for his distinctive framing and vivid colour saturation. His fluid hand-held camera work proved to be a revelation, too, with many photographers imitating his unique style. Doyle's rhythm with the camera stems from his love of movement and music, once saying, “The relationship between me, the camera and the actor is always a dance.” Doyle has since become a director, though many would say that almost any production that he is a part of is without a doubt a 'Christopher Doyle film.'

SBS is proud to present four films from this wholly original filmmaker.

Monday Apr 4, 10:30pm
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Director: Wong Kar Wei
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau

Monday Apr 11, 10:30pm
Hero (2002)
Director: Yimou Zhang
Starring: Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Monday Apr 18, 10:30pm
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Director: Wong Kar Wei
Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Maggie Cheung


Monday Apr 25, 10:30pm

2046 (2004)
Director: Wong Kar Wei
Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Maggie Cheung