In The Mood For Love

Dir: Wong Kar-Wai
Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk
97mins   2000   Thailand   PG   Cantonese   

In 1962, journalist Chow Mo-wan and his wife move into a Hong Kong apartment, but Chow's spouse is often away on business. Before long, the lonely Chow makes the acquaintance of the alluring Su Li-zhen, whose own significant other also seems preoccupied with work. As the two friends realise their respective partners are cheating on them, they begin to fall for one another; however, neither wants to stoop to the level of their unfaithful spouses.

'A mesmerising tale of love never realised - it's up there with Brief Encounter and Roman Holiday as the best of the genre ' - Kevin Maher, Times


Wed 22 February