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Screening: Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love

The Freer and Sackler galleries hosts a screening of Wong Kar-wai's period romance In the Mood for Love

June 13, 2014 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wong Kar-Wai’s period romance won numerous international awards for acting, directing, and cinematography. Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung star as neighbors who suspect their spouses of cheating and find themselves falling in love with one another. A sumptuous visual tour-de-force that revels in the atmosphere of early 1960s Hong Kong at night, this achingly romantic masterpiece is one of Wong’s most beloved films. It is “rapturously elegant and deeply sexy in a deliciously restrained way. One of the most romantic movies I have ever seen, right up there with Brief Encounter and Casablanca” (Jonathan Foreman, New York Post). (Dir.: Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong, 2001, 98 min., 35mm, Cantonese with English subtitles)