Monthly Feature

WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI

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With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.

“We love what we can’t have, and we can’t have what we love.” – Wong Kar Wai

Joined by such key collaborators as cinematographer Christopher Doyle; editor and production and costume designer William Chang Suk Ping; and actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has written and directed films that have enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with their poetic moods and music, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, this stellar selection of some of Wong Kar Wai’s greatest films, presented in gorgeous new 4K restorations courtesy of Janus Films, is an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.