In the Mood for Love (Fae Yeung Nin Wah)
Hong Kong | 2000 | DCP | 98 min. | Cantonese with English subtitles
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Rebecca Pan
In 1960s Hong Kong, two next door neighbors (Leung and Cheung at the height of their movie-star powers) discover their spouses are having an affair and embark on a relationship of their own. Stunningly gorgeous, hauntingly enigmatic, teasingly elliptical, Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece rewards repeat viewings, but is an undeniable modern classic at first glance, unfolding like an inescapable fever dream, or, in the film’s own words, like a secret whispered into a hole in a tree.