Wong Kar Wai’s 2002 masterpiece is a sumptuously shot exploration of forbidden love in 60s Hong Kong.
Set in 60s Hong Kong, In The Mood For Love follows Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung), who move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them.
With a tender soundtrack and gorgeous cinematography, the film is widely regarded as one of the major masterpieces of 21st Century cinema, placing fifth in Sight and Sound’s ‘Greatest Films of All Time’ poll in 2022.
Love Is takes a look at the many different forms romance can take, from the fantastical to the passionate and heartbreaking. Whatever form love takes, this absorbing series of films is sure to leave you completely swooning at the screen.
- DIRECTOR: Wong Kar Wai
- CAST: Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Lai Chen
- LANGUAGE: Cantonese with English subtitles