Found in: Wong Kar Wai
2046

2046

classified 12A S

The World of Wong Kar Wai

Film

Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021

Director
Wong Kar-Wai
Cast
Takuya Kimura, Gong Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chen Chang
Details
139 mins, Subtitled, 2004, Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Primary language
Cantonese

Wong Kar Wai’s loose sequel to In the Mood for Love combines that film’s languorous air of romantic longing with a dizzying time-hopping structure and avant-sci-fi twist. Tony Leung Chiu Wai reprises his role as writer Chow Mo-Wan, whose numerous failed relationships with women who drift in and out of his life (and the one who goes in and out of room 2046, down the hall from his apartment) inspire the delirious futuristic love story he pens.

2046’s dazzling fantasy sequences give Wong and two of his key collaborators—cinematographer Christopher Doyle and editor/costume designer/production designer William Chang Suk Ping—license to let their imaginations run wild, propelling the sumptuous visuals and operatic emotions skyward toward the sublime.