In The Mood For Love (Fa Yeung Nin Wa)


(out of 5)

Gorgeous film by Wong Kar-Wai about forbidden romance between two people caught in unhappy marriages. It’s 1962 in Hong Kong and  and her frequently travelling husband have rented a room in the apartment of another family. Next door and his wife are also in the same situation renting a single room. Plot isn’t the hot issue here (the film was actually made without a script), and the story isn’t really a big romantic opus with plot points that unfold with each passing movement; here the mood is tranquil, the feeling is mellow, and Wong’s excellent use of period detail will make you feel as romantic as you do when sitting by a bay window and watching evening rain. A must-see.

Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production,

Hong Kong/France2000

Directed by

Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong

Cinematography by , ,

Produced by Kar-Wai Wong

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by William Chang

Film Editing by William Chang

Cannes Film Festival 2000

Independent Spirit Awards 2000.

Toronto International Film Festival 2000


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