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Nelson Lik-wai Yu

Nelson Yu Lik-wai was born in Hong Kong in 1966. He went to Belgium to study cinema at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle Film School. Back home after graduation, he soon became an important figure in the movie world of Hong Kong and Continental China, both as a cinematographer and a director. His first film as a director, "Neon ... See full bio »

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 2021 This body is so impermanent... (director of photography)
 2021 Nian (Short) (as Nelson Yu)
 2019 The Bucket (Short) (as Lik Wai Yu)
 2017 Beyond Index
 2017 Where Has the Time Gone? (segment "Revive")
 2017 Our Time Will Come (director of photography)
 2016 The Hedonists (Short)
 2015 Cities in Love (segment "Shanghai")
 2015 Mountains May Depart (as Yu Lik Wai)
 2015 Smog Journeys (Short)
 2013 A Touch of Sin (as Yu Likwai)
 2013 Forgetting to Know You (as Yu Likwai)
 2012 Beloved (Hong Kong)
 2011 A Simple Life (director of photography)
 2011 Flower
 2011 Yulu (Documentary)
 2010 I Wish I Knew (Documentary)
 2010 Dream Home (as Yu Lik Wai)
 2009 Shi nian (Video short)
 2008 24 City
 2007 Wuyong (Documentary)
 2007 Getting Home
 2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (director of photography - as Lik-Wai Yu)
 2006 Still Life (as Lik Wai Yu)
 2006 Dong (Documentary) (as Yu Lik Wai)
 2004 The World
 2002 Unknown Pleasures (as Lik Wai Yu)
 2001 In Public (Short) (as Yu Lik Wai)
 2000 Platform (as Yu Lik Wai)
 1999 Ordinary Heroes (as Nelson Yu)
 1997 Pickpocket
 1996 L'heure grise (Short) (as Lik Wai Yu)
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Alternate Names:

Yu Likwai | Yu Lik Wai | Yu Lik Way | Lik Wai Yu | Lik-Wai Yu | Nelson Yu

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