The World of Wong Kar Wai
Ravishing visions from cinema’s master of bittersweet romance.
With his exquisite stories of lost love, loneliness and the burden of regret, auteur Wong Kar Wai has created some of the most achingly romantic films in modern cinema. Using breathtaking visuals and non-linear narratives, he builds ravishing, dreamlike worlds full of saturated colours, introspective voiceovers and characters burning with repressed longing. These mesmerising meditations on desire, time and memory have made him one of the most influential directors working today.
Our selection of key works, which features new restorations of his best-loved classics, provides a great opportunity to allow yourself to be captivated once again by his beguiling filmography. His work reminds us that there’s always beauty even in our heartache and despair, embracing it is where you’ll find the real poetry.
This collection includes seven brand-new 4K restorations, five of which have been overseen by Wong Kar Wai himself.
Drama2000100 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
Wong’s masterpiece is a heartbreaking story of illicit love that pulses with the ache and agony of repressed desire.
Fantasy2004129 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
A sequel of sorts to In The Mood For Love, 2046 delves into the pain of romantic heartache and the emotional wreckage it leaves behind.
Drama199095 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
Leslie Cheung gives a magnificent performance as a rakish playboy in the 1960s searching for identity while callously breaking hearts.
Drama1994103 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
Shot off-the-cuff in 23 days, this bright and breezy comedy was Wong’s international breakthrough hit, and it’s not hard to see why.
Drama199798 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
A trip to Buenos Aires reveals the dark side of love as a gay couple (Leung and Cheung) struggle with jealousy, co-dependency and possessiveness as their turbulent relationship falls apart.
Gangster198899 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
Wong Kar Wai's atmospheric tale of a disillusioned gangster (Andy Lau) torn between a new love (Maggie Cheung) and old loyalties.
Action and Adventure2013109 minsDirector: Wong Kar Wai
Wong Kar-Wai’s lavish martial arts biopic tells the story of Ip Man, the legendary trainer who became Bruce Lee’s mentor.