Irma Vep

Irma Vep (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. Among the pantheon of instances of life imitating art and art imitating life, this 1996 film from French director Olivier Assayas is possibly the most meta of them all, for the central plot is rumoured to have been the very … Continue reading Irma Vep

Days Of Being Wild (Ah fei zing zyun)

Days Of Being Wild (Ah fei zing zyun) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Wong Kar-Wai The first film in the informal trilogy from the abstract auteur Wong Kar-Wai sows the seeds for the two later films In The Mood For Love and 2046 although the connections between this and its two offspring are tenuous enough to … Continue reading Days Of Being Wild (Ah fei zing zyun)

2046

2046 Hong Kong (2004) Dir. Wong Kar-Wai While In The Mood For Love was a huge distance from its informal predecessor 1990’s Days Of Being Wild, the third film in this unofficial trilogy, 2046, is more of a direct follow up – but not quite. It’s 1966 and Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung), back from Singapore, … Continue reading 2046

In The Mood For Love (Fa yeung nin wa)

In The Mood For Love (Fa yeung nin wa) Hong Kong (2000) Dir. Wong Kar-Wai Hong Kong 1962 and assistant newspaper editor Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung) rents a room in an apartment building on the same day as married secretary Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung). As well as being neighbours they also share the fate of … Continue reading In The Mood For Love (Fa yeung nin wa)