Valentine's Day: In the Mood for Love
Calling all lonely hearts, hopeless romantics and lovesick souls. Join us on Valentine's Day for a special screening of Wong Kar-wai's ravishing, bittersweet classic In the Mood for Love. Bring a date (or don't). There will be chocolate for all.
Chow (Tony Leung), a journalist and Su (Maggie Cheung), a secretary, are neighbors in a cramped Hong Kong apartment building in 1962. When they suspect their spouses of having an affair, the two strike up a furtive friendship. Though determined to stay faithful to their cheating partners, Chow and Su soon fall deeply in love. Wong Kar-wai's melancholy drama about doomed romance is one of the most ravishing films ever made. The cinematographers' (Mark Li Pin-Bin and Christopher Doyle) expressive use of color and shadow creates sensuous, painterly compositions to get lost in. But it's the haunted, moving performances by lovestruck Leung and Cheung that will stay with you, long after leaving the theater. Watch the trailer.
Directed by Wong Kar-wai, 2000, Hong Kong, 97 min. In Cantonese, Shanghainese and French w/ English subtitles.
Bar opens @ 19:00