Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle

  • Birthday: 1952-05-02
  • Place of birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Also know as: Ho Fung To

Biography

Christopher Doyle is an Australian-Hong Kong cinematographer who often works on Chinese language films. He has won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, as well as AFI Award for cinematography, the Golden Horse awards (four times), and Hong Kong Film Award (six times). Doyle is an affiliate of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers. Doyle was born in Sydney, Australia in 1952. He left his native country on a Norwegian merchant ship at the age of eighteen, after which he took on a number of odd jobs including as a Kibbutz-nick cowboy in Israel, homeopathic doctor in Thailand, and “green agriculturalist” in India work. In the late seventies, Doyle was “re-birthed” as Du Ke Feng, which means “like the wind.” Following his time as a language student in Taiwan and having found work as a photographer, he was hired as a cinematographer on Edward Yang’s That Day, on the Beach in 1983. Since his “birth in art,” Du Ke Feng has worked on over fifty Chinese-language films. He is best known for his collaborations with Wong Kar-Wai, including Chungking Express, In the Mood for Love and 2046 (the latter of which saw Doyle walking off set mid-way through production). He has collaborated with other Chinese filmmakers on projects including Temptress Moon, Hero, Happy Together, and Dumplings. As his "alter ego" Christopher Doyle he has made more than twenty in various other languages and film cultures, working as director of photography on Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Liberty Heights, Last Life in the Universe, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Paranoid Park, The Limits of Control. He also wrote, shot, and directed Warsaw Dark, Away with Words starring Asano Tadanobu, and Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous, an experimental portrait of three generations of Hong Kong people.[5] He is currently filming The White Girl, another tribute to his adopted hometown of Hong Kong, with co-director Jenny Suen. On May 26, 2017 Doyle was honored during the 70th Cannes Festival with the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” award, in tribute to his rich and influential career. The ceremony was co-hosted by filmmaker Olivier Assayas and actress Juliette Binoche, among others.

Filmography

Twelve Twenty

2006

As Taxi Driver / Captain

In the Mood for Doyle

2007

As Himself

Wind

2016

As Himself

Family Day

1990

As Tourist

McDull, the Alumni

2006

As BBQ cook

Parts Unknown: Hong Kong

2018

As Himself

Paranoid Park

2007

As Uncle Tommy

Psycho Path

2000

As Self - Cinematographer

The Land of the Brave

1981

As Australian Man (Cameo)

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

2021

As Self - Guest / Cinematographer (archive footage)

Andromedia

1998

As Sakkaa / Soccer

Omega Syndrome

1986

As Leonard Waxman

I Love Mary

1988

As

The Sexy Lady Driver

1982

As Steven George

Yesterday You, Yesterday Me

1997

As Yeung Seng Bo at 33 (Narrator)

Idle Dream

1981

As

Carry on Yakuza

1989

As Fake arms dealer

1:99 Shorts

2003

As 10)

Showtime

2010

As

M on the Bund

0000

As Self

Production

Hero

2002

As Director of Photography

In the Mood for Love

2000

As Director of Photography

2046

2004

As Director of Photography

Paranoid Park

2007

As Director of Photography

Paris Je T'aime

2006

As Director

Chungking Express

1994

As Director of Photography

Fallen Angels

1995

As Director of Photography

Psycho

1998

As Director of Photography

Last Life in the Universe

2003

As Director of Photography

Away with Words

1999

As Director

Away with Words

1999

As Writer

The Quiet American

2002

As Director of Photography

Dumplings

2004

As Director of Photography

Rabbit-Proof Fence

2002

As Director of Photography

Ondine

2009

As Director of Photography

Eros

2004

As Director of Photography

Happy Together

1997

As Director of Photography

Underwater Love

2011

As Director of Photography

Love for Life

2011

As Director of Photography

Warsaw Dark

2008

As Director

Burning Snow

1988

As Director of Photography

American Dreams in China

2013

As Director of Photography

The Peony Pavilion

1995

As Director of Photography

My Heart Is That Eternal Rose

1989

As Director of Photography

Green Tea

2003

As Director of Photography

Bends

2013

As Director of Photography

Away with Words

1999

As Director of Photography

Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema

1998

As Director of Photography

First Love: The Litter on the Breeze

1997

As Director of Photography

Temptress Moon

1996

As Director of Photography

Ashes of Time

1994

As Director of Photography

Red Lotus Society

1994

As Director of Photography

That Day, on the Beach

1983

As Director of Photography

Ocean Heaven

2010

As Director of Photography

Perhaps Love

2005

As Director of Photography

Three... Extremes

2004

As Director of Photography

Three

2002

As Director of Photography

Tri-Star

1996

As Director of Photography

4 Faces of Eve

1996

As Director of Photography

Red Rose White Rose

1994

As Director of Photography

Mary from Beijing

1992

As Director of Photography

Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

1992

As Director of Photography

Motel Cactus

1997

As Director of Photography

Days of Being Wild

1990

As Director of Photography

Return Engagement

1990

As Director of Photography

I Am Sorry

1989

As Director of Photography

McDull, the Alumni

2006

As Director of Photography

The Limits of Control

2009

As Director of Photography

Lady in the Water

2006

As Director of Photography

Invisible Waves

2006

As Director of Photography

wkw/tk/1996@7'55''hk.net

1996

As Director of Photography

Made

2001

As Director of Photography

Magic Magic

2013

As Director of Photography

Soul

1986

As Director of Photography

Showtime

2010

As Director of Photography

Downloading Nancy

2008

As Director of Photography

Passion Play

2011

As Director of Photography

Port of Call

2015

As Director of Photography

I Am Belfast

2016

As Director of Photography

Stockholm, My Love

2016

As Director of Photography

Wind

2016

As Director of Photography

Beijing Bastards

1993

As Producer

Fundamentally Happy

2015

As Director of Photography

The White Girl

2017

As Director

Red Surf

1989

As Stunts

The White Countess

2005

As Director of Photography

You Mean The World To Me

2017

As Director of Photography

Endless Poetry

2016

As Director of Photography

Beautiful 2014

2014

As Director

Beijing, New York

2015

As Director of Photography

Tezuka's Barbara

2020

As Cinematography

Paris Je T'aime

2006

As Writer

Twelve Twenty

2006

As Cinematography

Tormented

2011

As Director of Photography

Blue Sky Bones

2013

As Cinematography

Enishi: The Bride of Izumo

2016

As Cinematography

The White Girl

2017

As Cinematography

Parts Unknown: Hong Kong

2018

As Cinematography

Chinese Box

1997

As Second Unit Director of Photography

Cuba

2019

As Cinematography

They Say Nothing Stays the Same

2019

As Director of Photography

Liberty Heights

1999

As Director of Photography

Noir et blanc

1986

As Director of Photography

Human Flow

2017

As Director of Photography

Love After Love

2021

As Director of Photography

Motorola

1998

As Cinematography

Just 1 Day

2022

As Cinematography

Going Home

2002

As Director of Photography

The Star

0000

As Director of Photography

The Hand

2018

As Director of Photography

To Heaven, to Gather

2018

As Cinematography

Digital Sam in Sam Saek 2006: Talk to Her

2006

As Director of Photography

A Good Story

2013

As Director of Photography

Ah Fu

1984

As Director of Photography

The White Girl

2017

As Writer

Out of the Blue

1995

As Cinematography

Love Only

2018

As Director

Love Only

2018

As Cinematography

Morte Cucina

0000

As Cinematography

Irma Vep

1996

As Thanks

Christine (Film of Her)

1980

As Director

The Boat-Burning Festival

1979

As Cinematography

M on the Bund

0000

As Executive Producer

Hunters in the Dark

0000

As Director of Photography

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