This Valentine’s Day, get in the mood for love with one of the most gorgeous, romantic and unforgettable films of all-time, on the big screen in glorious 35mm! Enter our free raffle for a fabulous Valentine’s prize guaranteed to make you (or someone you love) swoon! And indulge in some delicious sweet treats from Bella’s Gelato food truck, which will be on hand at the screening!
“In The Mood For Love casts a dreamy and melancholic spell that remains unbroken long after the closing credits have rolled.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club
Equally passionate and achingly discreet, acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s elegant, highly-stylized ode to romantic longing takes place in 1962 Hong Kong, where neighboring apartment dwellers Mr. Chow (Tony Leung, Hero) and Mrs. Chan (Maggie Cheung, Ashes of Time) discover that their oft-absent spouses are having an affair. This realization parallels their own mutual attraction, but fidelity and decency ensure that their intimate bond remains unspoken, though deeply understood and highly eroticized. With a stealthy, eavesdropping camera style and a screenplay created through spontaneous on set inspiration, Wong Kar-wai constructs an intricate, finely tuned platonic romance, enhancing its ambiance with a dazzling kaleidoscope of color (most notably in Cheung’s jaw-dropping wardrobe of cheongsam dresses), languid pacing, dreamy music (driven by Nat King Cole’s sultry Spanish language standards) and careful attention to mood and character detail. Recently voted the second best film of the 21st century in a BBC critics’ poll, this elegant, sexy and deeply romantic modern-day classic, as cool and lush as an icy cocktail on a sweltering summer day, should not be missed on the big screen. (Directed by Wong Kar-wai, 2000, Hong Kong, in Cantonese/French with English subtitles, 98 mins., Rated PG)