A unique retrospective featuring seven new 4K restorations streams from ICA’s virtual Cinema 3 on The Mall (01 – 23 FEB 2021).
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You are invited to explore “the beguiling world” of Wong Kar Wai from the comfort of ICA’s virtual Cinema 3.
This unique retrospective features seven new 4K restorations overseen by the Hong Kongese director himself, including IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, DAYS OF BEING WILD and CHUNGKING EXPRESS (main featured image). The season is presented in partnership with Janus Films and the BFI.
Broadly characterised by his “warm and sensual aesthetics, bold soundtracks, and soulful romanticism”, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the most defined auteurs of contemporary cinema. ICA has the words:
“Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films presented as part of this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist, whose work reminds us of the beauty inherent to all situations, including the most desperate ones.”
Scroll down for the full film programme and box office details.
Here’s what’s streaming.
AS TEARS GO BY
d. Wong Kar Wai, 1988
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hypercool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style.
DAYS OF BEING WILD
d. Wong Kar Wai, 1990
Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style.
d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994
The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.
THE HAND (Director’s Cut)
d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004
A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, the film is presented in this retrospective for the first time in its extended cut.
d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995
Lost souls reach out for human connection amid a glimmering Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne.
d. Wong Kar Wai, 1997
Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina.
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000
At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments.
d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004
Wong Kar Wai’s loose sequel to In the Mood for Love combines that film’s languorous air of romantic longing with a dizzying time-hopping structure and avant-sci-fi twist.
How it all works.
Find out about the full season HERE.
Tickets cost £8 per film (and are FREE for ICA members).
Films will be available to watch online for 14 days from the advertised start time.
PLEASE NOTE: These films are only available to audiences in the UK. Please do not book if outside the UK, as you will not be able to access the film.
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