Wong Kar Wai

Happy Together

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Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung have smouldering chemistry as a couple falling out of love.

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Hong Kong 1997
Dir Wong Kar Wai
With Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chang Chen
Digital 4K
Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish with English subtitles
Certificate 15

A trip to Buenos Aires reveals the dark side of love as a gay couple (Leung and Cheung) struggle with jealousy, co-dependency and possessiveness as their turbulent relationship falls apart. Their growing sense of alienation is lensed with a lush dreaminess, a mix of monochrome and vivid colours. This painfully raw romance delivers a devastating portrait of infatuation in all its irresistible cruelty.

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

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