World of Wong Kar-Wai

With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar-Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.

This collection of films has been stunningly restored in brand-new 4K restorations, many of which have been overseen by WKW himself. A wonderful opportunity to visit and revisit these awe-inspiring works through a new lens, in a cinema setting.

“During the process of restoring many of the pictures that you are about to watch, we were caught in a dilemma between restoring them to the form in which the audience had remembered them and to how I had originally envisioned them. There was so much that we could change, and I decided to take the second path, as it would represent my most vivid vision of these films.” – WKW (read more about the changes made during the restoration process in the Directors notes)

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