In The Mood For Love

In The Mood For Love

classified PG S

Restored & Rediscovered


Please note: This was screened in July 2021

Wong Kar Wai
Lai Chen, Rebecca Pan, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Paulyn Sun
98 mins, Subtitled, 2000, Hong Kong / China
Primary language

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 by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

In partnership with Janus Films, ICA and the BFI.