In The Mood For Love. Kar Wai Wong. 2000.
The last time I saw this film, it looked completely different!
2046 was more like this film, only much more mannered. This film has nerve and emotional depth. I watched the Anthony Bourdain Hong Kong show the other week, and he mentioned that this was his favourite Wong Kar-Wai film, and I can totally see why.
It’s such a romantic vision of Hong Kong. Almost mythological in the picturesque details.
And the story is a pretty loopy, interesting conceit. He goes all in on the emotional content, but avoids being obvious.
This blog post is part of the Century series.