World of Wong Kar Wai @ Cincinnati World Cinema

In the Mood for Love

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Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Language
    Cantonese, Shanghainese
  • Country
    Hong Kong
  • Director
    Wong Kar Wai
  • Screenwriter
    Wong Kar Wai
  • Producer
    Wong Kar Wai
  • Executive Producer
    Chan Ye-cheng
  • Cast
    Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung
  • Cinematographer
    Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping Bing
  • Editor
    William Chang
  • Production Design
    William Chang
  • Composer
    Michael Galasso