Christopher Doyle

For other people named Chris Doyle, see Chris Doyle (disambiguation).
Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle in 2005
Background information
Chinese name 杜可風 (traditional)
Chinese name 杜可风 (simplified)
Pinyin Dù Kěfēng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Dou6 Ho2 Fung1 (Cantonese)
Born (1952-05-02) 2 May 1952
Occupation cinematographer, actor, photographer, and film director
Years active 1978–present (photographer); 1983–present (cinematographer)

Christopher Doyle, also known as Dù Kěfēng (Mandarin) or Dou Ho-Fung (Cantonese)[1] (traditional Chinese: 杜可風; simplified Chinese: 杜可风), born 2 May 1952, 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.


Christopher Doyle is an award-wining cinematographer. Among his sixty awards and thirty nominations at film festivals around the world are the Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for In the Mood for Love, as well as the Osella d’Oro for Best Cinematography for Ashes of Time at the Venice International Film Festival.

He left his native Sydney beach culture on a Norwegian merchant ship at the age of eighteen, and his subsequent experience as a Kibbutz-nick cowboy in Israel, quack doctor in Thailand, and “green agriculturalist” in India, inform but don’t really explain his work. In the late seventies, Doyle was “re-birthed” as Du Ke Feng, which means “like the wind.”

Since his “birth in art,” Du Ke Feng has worked on over fifty Chinese-language films (including Chungking Express, Temptress Moon, Hero, Happy Together, Dumplings, 2046, etc.), and his "alter ego" Christopher Doyle has made more than twenty in various other languages and film cultures (Psycho, Liberty Heights, Last Life in the Universe, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Paranoid Park, The Limits of Control, etc.). He also wrote, shot, and directed Warsaw Dark, Away with Words, starring Asano Tadanobu, and Hong Kong Trilogy, an experimental portrait of three generations of Hong Kong people.

Filmography as Cinematographer

Feature films

Short films

Filmography as Director

Feature films

Short films



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