Happy Together (Chun Gwong Cha Sit)


(out of 5)

The tumultuous relationship of a Chinese couple living in Buenos Aires is examined in this exquisitely photographed melodrama by Wong Kar Wai. Although it runs longer than it deserves to, it manages to capture poignant moments of true intimacy between its two volatile protagonists, both of whom are amiable and interesting personalities. Like all of Wong’s films, this film was made without a written script to avoid the strict Chinese censors.

Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Prénom H Co. Ltd., Seowoo Film Company

Hong Kong, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by William Chang,

Cannes Film Festival 1997

Independent Spirit Awards 1997.

Toronto International Film Festival 1997

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