Streaming Release!

Days of Being Wild


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 Days of Being Wild 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.

 “There are images in Days of Being Wild that can make your heart stop for no other reason than that they’re perfect.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. The first film in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie is a dreamlike drift through the Hong Kong of the 1960s in which a band of wayward twenty-somethings—including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamored with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship—pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire. The director’s inaugural collaboration with both cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy, hallucinatory texture, and actor Tony Leung, who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel, Days of Being Wild is an exhilarating first expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search for human connection. (Dir. by Wong Kar Wai, 1990, Hong Kong, in Cantonese/Shanghainese/Tagalog/English/Mandarin with English subtitles, 94 mins., Not Rated)