Days of Being Wild
Ah Fei jing juen
A spectacular cast brings this story of alienation and ennui to life.
Hong Kong 1990
Dir Wong Kar Wai
With Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau
Cantonese, Shanghainese, Tagalog and Mandarin with English subtitles
Leslie Cheung gives a magnificent performance as a rakish playboy in the 1960s searching for identity while callously breaking hearts. Wong hit his stride with his sophomore effort, tying together his favourite themes of time, memory and rejection in a hypnotic drama. Featuring a cast of Hong Kong’s biggest stars, it’s a poignant snapshot of youthful restlessness that’s an artistic triumph.
This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and One Cool.