Tuesday, 13 February
In the Mood for Love
Calling all lonely hearts, hopeless romantics and lovesick souls. Join us on Valentine's Day eve for a special screening of Wong Kar-wai's ravishing, bittersweet classic In the Mood for Love. Bring a date (or don't). There will be chocolate for all.
Chow (Tony Leung), a journalist and Su (Maggie Cheung), a secretary, are next door neighbors in a cramped Hong Kong apartment building in 1962. When Chow and Su begin to suspect their spouses of having an affair, they strike up a furtive friendship. To escape the prying eyes of their conservative landlady, Chow invites Su to write articles for his newspaper and arranges a hotel room for their platonic rendezvous. Though determined to stay faithful to their cheating spouses, Chow and Su soon fall deeply in love. Wong Kar-wai's melancholy drama about doomed romance is one of the most visually rapturous films ever made. The cinematographers' (Mark Li Pin-Bin and Christopher Doyle) expressive use of color and shadow creates sensuous, painterly compositions to get lost in. But it's the haunted, moving performances by lovestruck Leung and Cheung that will stay with you, long after leaving the theater. Watch the trailer.
Directed by Wong Kar-wai, 2000, Hong Kong, 97 min. In Cantonese, Shanghainese and French w/ English subtitles.
Doors at 19:30.
Arrive early to try our special Valentine's eve drink.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
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