Wong Kar-wai to announce shock retirement?

Wong created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Wong fans. Speculation had been rife that the director best known for the movie In the Mood for Love, will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 62, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 22/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouKar-wai was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouKar-wai.”
— @DesireePlum, 21 Jan 2021
“Didn't Wong Kar-wai retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 21 Jan 2021

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