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Celebrating Wong Kar-wai
Wed Jul 19, 7:30 PM
As the monsoon is set in the city, the much-needed respite from the hot weather conditions, let's dedicate July to Wong Kar-wai films as he also celebrates his birthday this month.

About Wong Kar-wai: Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films are characterized by nonlinear narratives, atmospheric music, and vivid cinematography involving bold, saturated colors. A pivotal figure of Hong Kong cinema, Wong is considered a contemporary auteur and ranks third on Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of the greatest filmmakers of the previous 25 years. His films frequently appear on best-of lists domestically and internationally.

Born in Shanghai, Wong emigrated to British Hong Kong as a child with his family. He began a career as a screenwriter for soap operas before transitioning to directing with his debut, the crime drama As Tears Go By (1988). While As Tears Go By was fairly successful in Hong Kong, Wong moved away from the contemporary trend of crime and action movies to embark on more personal filmmaking styles. Days of Being Wild (1990), his first venture in such a direction, did not perform well at the box office. It, however, received critical acclaim and won Best Film and Best Director at the 1991 Hong Kong Film Awards. His next film, Ashes of Time (1994), met with a mixed reception because of its vague plot and atypical take on the wuxia genre.

Film Title: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE | 2000 | 98 minutes | Cantonese & Shanghainese Languages subtitled in English

About the film: In the Mood for Love (Chinese: 花樣年華; pinyin: Huāyàng niánhuá; lit. 'Golden Years') is a 2000 romantic drama film written, produced and directed by Wong Kar-Wai. A co-production between Hong Kong and France, it portrays a man (Tony Leung) and a woman (Maggie Cheung) whose spouses have an affair together and who slowly develop feelings for each other. It forms the second part of an informal trilogy, alongside Days of Being Wild and 2046.