With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.
Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.
The Coolidge is proud to present Janus Films' brand-new 4K restorations of these Wong Kar Wai classics virtually this December. The series will start with In the Mood for Love on Friday, December 11, followed by As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, and a new director’s cut of The Hand on Friday, December 18.
Plus, on Thursday, December 17, L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang will lead a virtual Coolidge Education seminar on In the Mood for Love. Learn more & register for that seminar here.