Wong Kar-Wai, Lee Ang films in BBC's list of top 100 of 21st century
IN THE Mood For Love, directed by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai in 2000, earned second place on a BBC list of the 100 best movies of the 21st century.
Two films by Academy Award-winning director
Lee Ang - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
and Brokeback Mountain (2005) - ranked 35th and 40th respectively.
The list was compiled based on surveys from
177 film critics from every continent except Antarctica.
Some contributors are newspaper or magazine reviewers while others write primarily for websites.
Other Asian films on the list include the 2001 Japanese anime fantasy film Spirited Away, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which ranked fourth; Oldboy (2003)
by South Korean director Park Chan Wook, which ranked 30th; and Spring, Summer, Fall,Winter... And Spring (2003) by South Korean director Kim Ki Duk, which ranked 66th.
The year 2000 was deemed a landmark in global cinema.
In particular, BBC noted that the world "saw the emergence of new classics from Asia like nothing we had ever seen before".
David Lynch's 2001 neo-noir mystery film Mulholland Drive was named the top movie.
ASIA NEWS NETWORK