Wong Kar-wai created one of the greatest movie romances ever by putting his would-be lovers together, and keeping them apart. Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung play two people living in a crowded apartment building in 1960s Hong Kong who discover their spouses are having an affair. As they commiserate, their feelings for each other grow amid the cramped quarters and conflicted feelings. Wong’s sensuous visual style heightens their beauty, their loneliness, their proximity, and their near misses to devastating effect. -Lee Gardner
Saturday, February 12 11:30am;
Monday, February 14 7pm;
Thursday, February 17 9pm.
2000 Wong Kar-wai. 1.66:1 Color DCP 98 min. In Cantonese, Shanghainese, French and Spanish with English subtitles.