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Like the Wind

Directed by Ted McDonnell, 2021 Australia, Hong Kong 84 minutes
All Ages
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Celebrated Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Rabbit-Proof Fence) talks about his adventurous life and career in this frank and insightful documentary.

Doyle never studied film and had very little experience before shooting his first feature in 1983. He’s now regarded as one of the world’s great cinematographers, yet he hardly ever goes to the movies. Inspired by literature to capture “what is intended, not what is written,” Doyle’s genius for arranging colour and light has graced the work of giants including Wong Kar Wai (Chungking Express), Zhang Yimou (Hero) and Alejandro Jodorowsky (Endless Poetry). With candour and great humour, Doyle reveals his remarkable life story and discusses a career that may never have begun had he not cast caution aside and let the wind carry him. As he says: “It’s not a so-called career, it’s a life.”

After renting, the film will be available in your account to watch at any time during the Festival viewing window; from 12th November, 12 PM – 21st November, 11.59 PM.

Program Strand
International Documentaries,
All Ages
In English and Chinese with English subtitles
Ted McDonnell,
Nelson Yap, Nelson Khoury,
Hannah McDonnell,
Ted McDonnell, L. Warren Thompson, Ken Hui,
Sivaporn Viriyarat, Ted McDonnell, PFM Editing,
Documentary, Asia, South East Asia, Off-Beat, Filmmaking, Cinephile, Biography, Australian Films,
Company Credits
Festival Contact: Ted McDonnell,