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8.7
/10
17,747 Ratings

In the Mood for Love

Fa yeung nin wa | 花樣年華

Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, 2000
Romance, Drama

Synopsis

In the sleepy, proper Hong Kong of 1962, Mrs. Chan and Mr. Chow, a journalist, move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their respective spouses creates an intimate bond between them.

In the Mood for Love Directed by Wong Kar-wai
A film that ripples with textures and sensual energy as the camera becomes preoccupied with small gestures: the rattling of mahjong tiles, the way fabric bends, hands leaning on a tabletop. It is a film where absence is infused with beauty, poetry and romance.
October 30, 2018
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Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a master-class in how to move the camera. Every shot is full of interest and mystery, the frame crammed with details that threaten to overwhelm the viewer.
April 11, 2010
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What makes the movies feel like special events, and what makes Wong Kar-wai feel like the Jimi Hendrix of cinema, is the way every emotional tone is blended into the swirling color and motion of city life.
January 01, 2001
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