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In The Mood For Love
 
 
Directed by Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong 2000
100 mins. Cantonese and French dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) 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, and is a milestone in Wong's redoubtable career.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"Every charged frame of the film pulses with the central contradiction between repression and emotional abandon; the formalism and sensuality are inextricable."  (Tony Rayns - Time Out)

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