In the Mood for Love
Friday, March 20, 2015
9:30 PM–11:30 PM
2000, Hong Kong/France, Wong Kar-Wai, 98 min, Cantonese with English subtitles
With Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, and Ping Lam Siu
Introduced by artist and filmmaker Bo Wang
A journalist and a secretary coincidentally rent apartments in the same building in Hong Kong on the same day. This is only the first of many chance encounters as the pair begins to find solace in each other while their spouses are away”¦
Listed as the 24th best film of all time in Sight and Sound‘s 2012 critics poll.
Winner of the technical grand prize at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
“The consummate unconsummated love story of the new millennium, Wong Kar-wai’s masterpiece fetishizes early-“˜60s fashion more thoroughly than several seasons of Mad Men (how many cheongsam dresses can one person own?) and turns Nat King Cole’s Spanish balladry into the official soundtrack of lonely hearts.” ““David Fear, Time Out (2010)
About the Introducer
Bo Wang is a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker. His works have been exhibited internationally, including venues like Museum of Modern Art in New York, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, Shanghai Biennale, among many others. He received a fellowship at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and was a Berlinale Talent at Berlin Int’l Film Festival 2014. He co-curated “We landed/I was born/passing by” at Anthology Film Archives, a screening series on New York’s Chinatown. He is currently working on a feature film on Hong Kong’s culture and space.
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