In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Selected by the Cinematographers Branch. Introduction by Checco Varese.

Selected by the Cinematographers Branch. 

Australian-born cinematographer Christopher Doyle teamed with Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai on seven features including such hits as Chungking Express (1994) and Happy Together (1997), but In the Mood for Love may be their most visually sumptuous and achingly beautiful collaboration. Contemporary cinema icons Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung play two neighbors in 1962 Hong Kong who discover their spouses are having an affair, and soon find themselves becoming helplessly attracted to each other. Doyle’s luscious, moody cinematography is matched by the exquisitely detailed costume and production design, resulting in a modern classic of cinematic romance.

DIRECTOR: Wong Kar-wai. WRITTEN BY: Wong Kar-wai. CAST: Maggie Cheung, Tony Chiu-wai Leung, Ping-Lam Siu, Tung Joe Cheung. 2000. 98 min. Hong Kong/France. Color. Cantonese, Shanghaniese. 35mm. New 35mm print from the 4K restoration, courtesy of Janus Films. 

This program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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