Chungking Express

Dir: Wong Kar Wai
Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong
103mins   1994   Hong Kong   15   Cantonese    Subtitled   

Part of the Wong Kar Wai: 4K Restorations season

Every day, Cop 223 buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolising the day he'll get over his lost love. He's also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig, oblivious of the fact she's a drug dealer. Cop 663 is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.

'Wong's dreamlike tone and Doyle's stunning cinematography make this strange love story a joy to watch' - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine


Thu 26 August