Stanley Kwan


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Birth Name: Stanley Kwan
Born: 1957
Birth Place: Hong Kong

Kwan started his career in TV as an assistant director and served in that same capacity for Ann Hui on "Boat People" (1982). His first two films as a director were uneven but promising in their idiosyncratic take on tired generic material but "Rouge", his third feature, was a revelation. Produced by action maven Jackie Chan, this was a ghost story but not the usual outlandish hellzapoppin' fare for which HK is justly famous. Rather "Rouge" was impressively restrained, with no special effects to speak of other than Anita Mui's luminous performance as a lovelorn ghost. Like George Cukor in Hollywood, Kwan is a great director of actresses; several of his leading ladies have snared festival and ... Continue Bio >>


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