With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.
Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory.
Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.
Chungking Express (1994) — September 3 & 7
The film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. See full details here.
Fallen Angels (1995) — September 4
A dark, moody flip side to Chungking Express. See full details here.
Happy Together (1997) — September 4 & 8
One of the most searing romances of the 1990s. See full details here.
In The Mood For Love (2000) — September 4 & 9
A major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema. See full details here.
The Hand (2004) — September 5
A new director’s cut. See full details here.
As Tears Go By (1988) — September 5 & 6
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature. See full details here.
Days of Being Wild (1990) — September 5
The first full flowering of his swooning signature style. See full details here.