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)

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

  The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi) China/Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Wong Kar Wai After two action packed and successful films starring Donnie Yen and an unrelated prequel directed by Herman Yau, one has to wonder if there is really room for another Yip Man bio pic? Arty auteur Wong Kar Wai seems to think … Continue reading The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

The Silent War (Ting feng zhe)

  The Silent War (Ting feng zhe) Hong Kong/China (2012) Dirs. Alan Mak & Felix Chong In the 1950’s, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a secret group code named 701 Bureau to intercept, decipher and relay any secret coded messages being sent from the Twaine based opposition group KMT. When 120 radio channels suddenly … Continue reading The Silent War (Ting feng zhe)

Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit)

  Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) Hong Kong (1997) Dir. Wong Kar-Wai Gay lovers Ho Po-wing (Leslie Cheung) and Lai Yiu-fai (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) arrive from Hong Kong in Argentina for a road trip holiday to visit Iguazu waterfalls but the relationship turns sour and they soon split. Yiu-fai gets a club job … Continue reading Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit)

The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si)

  The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si) Hong Kong (2012) Dir. Derek Yee At the turn of the 20th century in China the warlord Bully Lei (Lau Ching-Wan) lives up to his name with his mistreatment of the locals but has met his match in the form of his prospective seventh wife Liu Yin … Continue reading The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si)