World of Wong Kar Wai

With his lush and sensual visuals and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.

Joined by such key collaborators as cinematographer Christopher Doyle; editor and production and costume designer William Chang Suk Ping; and actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Wong has written and directed films that have enraptured audiences and inspired countless other filmmakers with their poetic moods and music, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory.

The key works of this deeply influential artist are presented in collaboration with Janus Films.

There will be a short one-minute recorded introduction from Wong Kar Wai before the films screening in this season.

Read Wong Kar Wai’s Directors Statement here.

 

Previously in this season

The Hand

Sun 1 Aug, 13:15

A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, The Hand tells the tale of Zhang, a shy tailor’s assistant enraptured by a mysterious client,…

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As Tears Go By

Fri 23 Jul, 18:10

Award winning director Wong Kar-wai’s debut, As Tears Go By is a classic gangster film about loyalty, ambition and respect. With a stellar cast including…

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Fallen Angels

Mon 26 Jul, 18:10

Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in this hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne.

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Days of Being Wild

Sat 24 Jul, 20:40

An urban tale of casual friendships and uncommitted affairs. An exhilarating first expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search…

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Chungking Express

Sun 25 Jul, 15:30

Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer. A defining work, two heartsick Hong Kong cops, both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at…

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Happy Together

Wed 28 Jul, 18:10

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s. An emotionally raw, lushly stylised portrait of a relationship in breakdown.

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2046

Sun 1 Aug, 14:50

Would you wish to recapture lost memories? If yes, 2046 is the place for you.

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In the Mood for Love

Sat 31 Jul, 18:00

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.

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