Classic Film Wednesday: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

| 2000 | 97 mins | | , ,
Directed by Kar Wai Wong

Wednesday November 27, 2013


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Kar Wai Wong

Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Auteur filmmaker Wong Kar-wai directs this moody period drama about unrequited love that, like his earlier work, swoons with romantic melancholy. Set in a Shanghaiese enclave in Hong Kong in 1962, the film centers on two young couples who rent adjacent rooms in a cramped and crowded tenement. Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) works as a secretary in an export company while her husband’s job at a Japanese multinational keeps him away on extended business trips.

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"The film is gorgeous, dripping with texture and sensuality and, well, mood."

--Christy Lemire, Associated Press

"Director Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong's most romantic filmmaker, is known for his excesses, and in that sense the film's spareness represents a bold departure."

--Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Stylized, set-designed to the last hair wisp, the film is a mixture of bold devices with delicate understatement that leave a remarkable aftereffect."

-- Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

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