Streaming Release!

The Hand

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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 The Hand 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.

 “Amazing … erotic … this is the essence of the director’s kinetic sensuality.” – Andrew Sarris, Observer

Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. Originally conceived for the omnibus film Eros, the film—presented in this retrospective for the first time in its extended cut—tells the tale of Zhang (Chang Chen), a shy tailor’s assistant enraptured by a mysterious client, Miss Hua (Gong Li). A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, The Hand finds Wong Kar Wai continuing to transition from the frenetic, energized style of his earlier films into a register that is lush with romantic grandeur. (Dir. by Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 56 mins., Not Rated)