“In the mood for love”

” We all need stories. What happens in our daily lives changes our stories. You can see the Italian cinema and the French new wave, in the 60s, the first generation after the second world war, so they have a lot of things to say and a new perspective. For these two years, Asian cinema, like Korean cinema, and even Thai cinema, they’ve become very, very strong, because they have their problems and new stories in their life. So they are not repeating the same old stories.” ( Wong Kar-Wai on “In the Mood for Love”)

One of Asia’s most important directors and a mesmerising film, from a time when morality was measured by how you love somebody rather than today’s obsession by whom ( by race, gender etc). Wong Kar Wai loves clocks, counters, rain, smoking cigarettes, leaning, stairways, stoicism, loneliness, slow motion, nostalgia and unconsummated everything. A feast for the eyes and soul.

( subtitles are to be found under the * settings )