This week’s film takes us to south-east Asia and to a darling of the independent world cinema scene, Wong Kar-Wai (In The Mood For Love, Happy Together, 2046, etc). This is a director who has been nominated for the Palme D’or at Cannes no less than 4 times! However, it is to his early work that CineClub turns its attention this week.
Chungking Express (1994) details the love, loss and isolation of two cops in the culturally diverse city of Hong Kong. Carefully blending genres, Wong Kar-Wai uses elements from comedy, romance and action to set the scene of Hong Kong during its cultural shift from British rule to independence under Chinese government.
This is the film that really brought the director much critical attention. He won the Best Director award at the 1995 Hong Kong Film Awards as well as the Golden Horse award.
Check out the trailer below
As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome
When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 20th November 2013