花樣年華: In 1960’s Hong Kong, two neighbors – a woman and a man – form a deep, platonic bond after suspecting that their spouses are having an affair with each other. The two re-enact how they believe their spouses infidelity started.
One of the most true, deep renderings of love and fidelity in cinema. Unique, unforgettable cinematography, score and mise-en-scène. Numerous symbolic references gently guide the viewer into an engrossing atmosphere and contemplative state of mind. Directorial mastery in every scene and shot from Hong Kong Second Wave director Wong Kar-Wai, part of one of his informal trilogies of films. Technical prowess from cinematographers Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bin. Touching waltz musical theme from Shigeru Umebayashi (Yumeji‘s Theme).
Unanimously praised worldwide. Nominated for a Palme D’Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
Widely considered as one of the greatest films of the 2000’s, ranked in second place in the BBC’s 2016 list of 100 Greatest Films of the century so far.
In the Mood for Love Cast: Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Man-Lei Chan