Found in: Wong Kar Wai
In The Mood For Love

In The Mood For Love

classified PG S

The World of Wong Kar Wai


Please note: This was screened in Aug 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 neighboring 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 soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

In The Mood For Love has been completely restored. It has been reverted to its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and the sound re-mixed for 5.1