Streaming Release!

Happy Together


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 Happy Together 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.

 “Loose, buoyant and bracingly original!  Were Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg alive today, and able to see what Wong has done here … they’d be thrilled and invigorated.” – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation and destructive jealousy as they break up, make up, and fall apart again and again. Setting out to depict the dynamics of a queer relationship with empathy and complexity on the cusp of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong—when the country’s LGBT community suddenly faced an uncertain future—Wong crafts a feverish look at the life cycle of a love affair that’s by turns devastating and deliriously romantic. Shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle in both luminous monochrome and luscious saturated color, Happy Together is an intoxicating exploration of displacement and desire that swoons with the ache and exhilaration of love at its heart-tearing extremes. (Dir. by Wong Kar Wai, 1997, Hong Kong, in Mandarin/Cantonese/Spanish with English subtitles, 96 mins., Not Rated)