This screening will be introduced by Gary Bettinson, author of The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai.
Award winning director Wong Kar-wai’s debut, As Tears Go By is a classic gangster film about loyalty, ambition and respect. It centres on Wah, a tough criminal specialising in debt collecting for the mob, who has to continually look out for his best friend Fly. When Ngor arrives in Hong Kong her presence makes Wah question his life. With a stellar cast including Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung and Maggie Cheung, the influence of As Tears Go By can still be seen on contemporary Hong Kong crime films over two decades after its release.
This screening is supported by the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester.