In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

By Wong Kar Wai

  • Genre: Romance
  • Release Date: 2001-03-09
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Director: Wong Kar Wai
  • Production Company: Block 2 Pictures
  • Production Country: France, Hong Kong, Netherlands
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. 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. With its aching soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.