In the Mood for Love
Director: Wong Kar-wai Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2000 Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Starring: Kelly Lai Chen, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Siu Ping-lam, Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Screenwriter: Wong Kar Wai
Producer: William Chang
Part of Wong Kar Wai’s unofficial 1960s trilogy, this spellbinding film remains one of the most beautiful and poignant films of all time. From the subtle and heartbreaking performances of Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung — who was the first Asian actor to win the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his work in this film — to the phenomenal period art direction and costuming, to the haunting cinematography of the masterful Christopher Doyle, this exquisite film is an unrequited love story that will burn itself into your psyche permanently.