NOW STREAMING AT HOME FOR $12 • $70 ALL-FILM PASS OR $60 FOR LOFT CINEMA MEMBERS
Part of the retrospective series WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI, featuring brand-new 4K restorations of seven of the celebrated filmmaker’s early gems, courtesy of Janus Films! Individual film rentals are $12, and an all-series pass is available for $70 or just $60 for Loft Cinema members. If you’re a Loft member enter the code MEMBERWKW when purchasing the collection to receive the discount.
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Chungking Express for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“It’s the cinematic equivalent of popcorn on a hot stove with jump-cut shots, freeze frames, stirringly beautiful images and boundless energy.” – Deeson Thomson, Washington Post
The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing. (Dir. by Wong Kar Wai, 1994, Hong Kong, in Cantonese/English/Japanese/Hind/Mandarin/Punjabi/Urdu with English subtitles, 102 mins., Rated PG-13)