Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Hong Kong, 1997. Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Prénom H Co. Ltd., Seowoo Film Company. Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. Produced by Ye-cheng Chan. Music by Danny Chung. Production Design by William Chang. Film Editing by William Chang, Ming Lam Wong. Cannes Film Festival 1997. Independent Spirit Awards 1997. Toronto International Film Festival 1997.
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.