In the Mood For Love

98 minutes | 2000 | Hong Kong | Narrative | Cantonese | sub. English | 13+

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XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 16:30


In bustling 1962 Hong Kong, Chow Mo-Wan moves into a new apartment with his wife. The same day Su Li-Zhen moves in next door with her husband. The two have no real relationship – they pass each other on the stairway going out to get food – until both suddenly grasp that their spouses are having an affair together. As they begin meeting to ponder this shared infidelity, Li-Zhen and Mo-Wan start to feel emotions they are not sure they can, or should, express.




Wong Kar Wai


Director’s Filmography


Happy Together


Fallen Angels


Chungking Express


As Tears Go By


Production Company



53rd Cannes Film Festival  2000

Best Actor (Tony Leung Chiu Wai)

Technical Grand Prize for Christopher Doyle (Cinematography), Mark Lee Ping Bing (Cinematography), and William Chang Suk Ping (Editing)


37th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2000

Best Actress (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk)

Best Cinematography (Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping Bing)

Best Costumes (William Chang Suk Ping)



Director's Profile

Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and moved with his parents to Hong Kong when he was five. In 1988, Wong Kar Wai directed his first feature film, “As Tears Go By”. It was invited to the Critics’ Week at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

He achieved further international recognition in 1997 with "Happy Together", winning Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, "In The Mood For Love" also competed at the Cannes Film Festival, achieving great success worldwide and being voted one of the 25 greatest films of all time by Sight & Sound’s international poll of critics, programmers and filmmakers.

His body of work has been recognized by numerous international awards, making his name synonymous with iconic auteur cinema. With his impeccable taste for visual and musical esthetics, his films have inspired filmmakers and artists far beyond the cinematic world

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