Chungking Express (Revival)

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 This is where it all came together for Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai. The jumble of elements he’d arranged and rearranged for his first two features—aimless young men, competing love interests, lovelorn cops, a desultory crime plot, well-placed pop songs—took flight in this effervescent indie romance. The crowded streets of workaday Hong Kong and the soulful mope of male lead Tony Leung ground Faye Wong’s manic pixie dream girl, and the result is pretty much pure perfection.

1994 Dir. Wong Kar Wai. 1.66:1 Color DCP 102 min. In Cantonese, English, Japanese, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi and Urdu with English subtitles.