In The Mood For Love PG
From the archive
This film was last shown on 9 September 2021
Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments.
With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema (including being regularly praised by Barry Jenkins as one of the biggest stylistic influences for Moonlight) and is a milestone in Wong Kar-Wai’s redoubtable career.
- Wong Kar-Wai
- Hong Kong
- 1 hour 39 minutes
- Cantonese, Shanghainese
- Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung
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