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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Mong Wah Alexander CHAN
陳望華 | CHAN Mong Wah Alexander

A film is realized by the director from ground zero, through making endless choices and decisions. The bittersweet experience of happiness and dismay is only understood by the director himself. If it’s possible to think back, it would be very beneficial.


Alexander Chan Mong-wah was born in Hong Kong in 1957. He entered the film industry in 1978, he had worked on various capacities on film, including continuity, assistant director and producer, working with directors such as Ronny Yu, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Derek Yee, Alfred Cheung, Eric Tsang and Antony Chan.

Chan served as executive director on Alfred Cheung’s Queen’s Bench III (1990), the Her Fatal Ways series (1990 – 92) and Talk to Me, Dicky (1992), paving the way for his directorial debut Lover at Large (1991), which was followed by His Fatal Ways (1991).

In 1992, Chan formed the company Film Unlimited Production with Derek Yee, embarking on independent productions. With the company, Chan produced the Yee directed C’est La Vie Mon Cheri (1993), which became a commercial and critical hit, winning Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Chan then produced Yee’s Full Throttle (1975) while also engaging in computer editing. He also directed as well as acted on television series in China.

He had served as a committee member of the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild as well as involving himself in the “Film Professional Training Programme” (2004 & 2010) as an Instructor.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
1998 《大丈夫》
The Fiend
1991 《難得有情郎》
Lover at Large
1991 《老表,你好嘢!》
His Fatal Ways