World of Wong Kar Wai

With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist. Gables Cinema and Janus Films are proud to present the following Wong Kar Wai classics in brand-new 4K restorations, in addition to a new director’s cut of The Hand: As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, and In the Mood for Love.

Click here to purchase a $70 series pass that enables access to all seven films included in the retrospective.


As Tears Go By

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Wong Kar Wai burst onto the silver screen with this kinetic, hypercool crime thriller graced with the flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. Virtual Release


Chungking Express

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Anything goes in Wong Kar Wai's gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer about two heartsick Hong Kong cops and the ethereal pixie waitress with whom they cross paths. Virtual Release


Days of Being Wild

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A band of wayward twentysomethings in 1960s Hong Kong pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire in Wong Kar Wai's exhilarating breakthrough feature. Virtual Release


Fallen Angels

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Lost souls reach out for human connection amid a glimmering Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne. Virtual Release


Happy Together

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One of the most searing romances of the 1990s depicts the dynamics of a queer relationship with empathy and complexity on the cusp of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong. Virtual Release


In the Mood for Love

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Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung star in Wong Kar Wai's masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments, which was a milestone in the director's redoubtable career. Virtual Release


The Hand

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A hypnotic and erotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions starring Gong Li. Virtual Release