In the Mood for Love

99 mins.
Directed by Wong Kar Wai
NR
Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles
2000

Playing through January 14.
 

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12 for the individual film, $70 for the World of Wong Kar Wai collection
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
  • How to watch:  Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone
     

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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.

This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35 mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and Jet Tone. It was supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai.


Wish you could watch this sumptuous new restoration IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE on the big screen? You can! In addition to playing our Virtual Cinema, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE is available in our film catalog for Private Theater Rentals this December. Click to learn more!