Wong Kar Wai

In the Mood for Love

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Prepare to be dazzled by Wong Kar Wai’s elegant and breathtaking romance.

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Hong Kong 2000
Dir Wong Kar Wai
With Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk
Digital 4K
Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles
Certificate PG

Wong’s masterpiece is a heartbreaking story of illicit love that pulses with the ache and agony of repressed desire. Cheung and Leung are searingly charismatic as neighbours in 1960s Hong Kong who start falling for each other after they discover their spouses are having an affair. The ravishing cinematography, exquisite costumes and haunting score create an intoxicating atmosphere that is highly seductive.

This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with Jet Tone Films, L’Immagine Ritrovata, One Cool, and Robert Mackenzie Sound. Supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai.

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