Extended through June 3!
Contemporary cinema’s supreme rhapsodist of romantic longing, Wong Kar Wai makes mesmerizing mood pieces that swirl around themes of time, dislocation, and the yearning for human connection. Ever since exploding onto the international scene in 1994 with his third feature, Chungking Express—an art-house sensation that would become one of the defining works of the Hong Kong New Wave—Wong has been refining his signature style, marked by woozy, hallucinatory visuals (often shot in sumptuous color by frequent cinematographer Christopher Doyle); the indelible use of pop music; and elliptical editing that evokes the impressionistic haze of memory. Though he’s renowned for his sublime studies of love and its absence, Wong’s small but exquisite filmography encompasses idiosyncratic forays into science fiction, crime thrillers, and the martial arts epic, all infused with his trademark motifs and swooning style. This May, Film at Lincoln Center is pleased to bring back a selection of some of Wong’s most dazzling films, newly restored and on the big screen. Presented in partnership with Janus Films.
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4K RestorationAn operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge set amid Hong Kong’s neon-lit gangland underworld.
4K restorationOne of the defining works of ’90s cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.
4k restorationIn this ravishing existential reverie set in 1960s Hong Kong, a band of wayward twenty-somethings pull together and push apart in frustrated desire.
4k restorationLost souls reach for human connection amid the glimmering nighttime world of Hong Kong in Wong’s neon-soaked nocturne.
4K restorationWong’s raw, lushly stylized portrait of the life cycle of a love affair casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung.
Never-Before-Seen Extended Cut!The never-before-seen extended cut of Wong’s hypnotic tale of obsession and class divisions, which was originally produced for the omnibus film Eros.
4K Restoration · Ends July 1!At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong’s milestone film is a masterful evocation of romantic yearning and its fleeting moments.