Wong Kar Wai

The Hand (Extended Cut)

Gong Li shines in this tragic story of obsession and desire.

Image from The Hand (Extended Cut)

Hong Kong 2004
Dir Wong Kar Wai
With Gong Li, Chang Chen
56min
Digital
Mandarin with English subtitles
Certificate 15

Created as part of Eros, an anthology about love and sex, Wong’s segment is a sensual and melancholic tale that revisits his fascination with unrequited love. Gong Li is luminous as a high-class courtesan who sparks a sexual awakening in Chang Chen’s young tailor. As their relationship plays out over the years, every glance and touch is filled with pent-up longing.

Tickets £6