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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:41 am    Post subject: The World of Wong Kar-Wai Retrospective Reply with quote

‘The World of Wong Kar-Wai’ Retrospective Hits Film At Lincoln Center In June
Posted on January 14, 2020 by Greg Srisavasdi
https://deepestdream.com/the-world-of-wong-kar-wai-retrospective-hits-film-at-lincoln-center/

The World of Wong Kar-Wai, a touring retrospective that celebrates the 20th anniversary of his seminal feature In the Mood for Love, premieres June 5 at New York’s Film at Lincoln Center. If you’re not a Big Apple resident, no need to worry as a national rollout will follow.

The retrospective will feature 4K Restorations of Wong Kar-wai’s films As Tears Go By (1988), Days of Being Wild (1990), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), and In the Mood for Love (2000).

Also included is the director’s cut of The Hand, a short film that was part of the 2004 project Eros (Steven Soderbergh and Michelangelo Antonioni helmed the other two shorts).

“It has been a wonderful and personal experience for me to collaborate with Janus Films and Criterion Collection on the restoration of my films,” said Wong Kar-Wai. “With their impeccable expertise and passions towards cinema, I look forward to the launch of my titles in June 2020 in theaters and celebrating the 20th anniversary of In the Mood for Love.”

Criterion Collection and Janus Films president Peter Becker that the director “combines a passionate, romantic sensibility with brilliant formal innovations that made his themes of love and longing all the more affecting.”

Like countless other cinephiles, I’ve been profoundly affected by Wong Kar-wai’s work, and I’m looking forward to attending the retrospective. Along with In the Mood for Love, I’m excited to see the restoration for Chungking Express and see how Wong Kar-wai director’s cut of The Hand (along with The Grandmaster, it’s probably his most underrated work).
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‘World of Wong Kar Wai’ Exclusive: Watch Footage from 7 Dazzling New 4K Restorations
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of "In the Mood for Love" with a dazzling 4K restoration.
Zack Sharf
Nov 16, 2020 9:50 am
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/11/wong-kar-wai-4k-restorations-trailer-1234598996/



It’s a great time to be a Wong Kar Wai fan. Not only is the Hong Kong auteur at work on a new directorial project (“Blossoms,” see more information about the dramatic series here) and planning a mysterious sequel to his 1994 classic “Chungking Express,” but seven of Wong’s best films have gotten brand new 4K restorations courtesy of The Criterion Collection and L’immagine Rtrovata. Janus Films will be rolling out the restorations later this year in a package titled “The World of Wong Kar Wai.”

The official “World of Wong Kar Wai” synopsis from Janus Films reads: “Films you’ll love for 10,000 years, the cinema of Wong Kar Wai is steeped in sensual colors, groundbreaking editing, and heart-wrenching drama. Janus Films is proud to present a touring retrospective that includes brand-new restorations of seven of the master’s most dazzling films, including the US premiere of ‘Chungking Express’ and the world premiere of newly restored films ‘As Tears Go By,’ ‘Days of Being Wild,’ ‘Fallen Angels,’ ‘Happy Together,’ a director’s cut of ‘The Hand,’ and on the occasion of it’s twentieth anniversary, a newly restored ‘In the Mood for Love.’ The retrospective will debut November 25 at Film at Lincoln Center in New York, to be followed by a nationwide rollout.”

The 4K restoration of “In the Mood for Love” world premiered at the New York Film Festival. The entire retrospective event was originally set to kick off over the summer but was delayed in the midst of the pandemic. The restorations will be available in the Film at Lincoln Center virtual cinema, giving cinephiles across the country the chance to watch the restorations from the comfort of their own homes. Tickets are now on sale at the Film at Lincoln Center website.

“Wong Kar-wai’s films are simply intoxicating, both in their visual splendor and in the delicate way he plays with time, structure, and memory,” said Florence Almozini, FLC’s Associate Director of Programming, in a statement. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Janus Films on this landmark retrospective, and to give New York audiences a chance to revisit Wong’s masterpieces in new restorations.”

Janus Films’ Wong Kar Wai retrospective will open December 11 in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., and more. Watch an exclusive trailer for the 4K restorations in the video below.

https://vimeo.com/478221937
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World of Wong Kar Wai, A Career Retrospective, Opens November 25 in the FLC Virtual Cinema!
By Film at Lincoln Center on November 13, 2020 in Retrospective
https://www.filmlinc.org/daily/world-of-wong-kar-wai-a-career-retrospective-opening-november-25-in-the-flc-virtual-cinema/


Film at Lincoln Center and Janus Films present World of Wong Kar Wai, a retrospective of the Hong Kong master, rescheduled from its original dates in June and opening November 25 as this year’s FLC holiday series.

Contemporary cinema’s supreme rhapsodist of romantic longing, Wong Kar Wai makes mesmerizing mood pieces that swirl around themes of time, dislocation, and the yearning for human connection. Ever since exploding onto the international scene in 1994 with his third feature, Chungking Express—an art-house sensation that would become one of the defining works of the Hong Kong New Wave—Wong has been refining his signature style, marked by woozy, hallucinatory visuals (often shot in sumptuous color by frequent cinematographer Christopher Doyle); the indelible use of pop music; and elliptical editing that evokes the impressionistic haze of memory. Though he’s renowned for his sublime studies of love and its absence, Wong’s small but exquisite filmography encompasses idiosyncratic forays into science fiction, crime thrillers, and the martial arts epic, all infused with his trademark motifs and swooning style.

FLC is honored to present this career-spanning retrospective of one of the greatest auteurs working in world cinema today, with brand new restorations of some of Wong’s most dazzling films including Chungking Express, Happy Together, Fallen Angels, Ashes of Time Redux, Days of Being Wild, 2046, As Tears Go By, and a never-before-seen extended cut of The Hand, plus an expanded run of In the Mood for Love commemorating its 20th anniversary. The films open in the FLC Virtual Cinema, accessible to audiences nationwide—exact dates listed below.

“Wong Kar Wai’s films are simply intoxicating, both in their visual splendor and in the delicate way he plays with time, structure, and memory,” said Florence Almozini, FLC’s Associate Director of Programming. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Janus Films on this landmark retrospective, and to give New York audiences a chance to revisit Wong’s masterpieces in new restorations.”

Wong made his debut at Film at Lincoln Center in 1991, when his second feature, Days of Being Wild, premiered at the 20th edition of New Directors/New Films. Since then, five of his films have screened in the New York Film Festival: Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), and Ashes of Time Redux (2008).

Organized by Florence Almozini and Tyler Wilson.

Individual rentals range from $10 to $12, and will be available for pre-order the week of November 16. See more and save with a discounted 7-film Janus bundle for just $70. Film at Lincoln Center members save an additional 20% on individual rentals and the 7-film bundle. Plus, as a special FLC membership benefit, members receive complimentary access to My Blueberry Nights and The Grandmaster (U.S.). To access Film at Lincoln Center Member benefits, please visit filmlinc.org.

Acknowledgments:

Mireille van Helm, Jet Tone Films; Emily Woodburne, Brian Belovarac, and Benjamin Crossley-Marra, Janus Films; Fumiko Takagi, The Criterion Collection



FILMS & DESCRIPTIONS

Films are scheduled in open-ended runs except where otherwise noted.

Opens November 25
In the Mood for Love – New Restoration!
2000, Hong Kong, 98m
Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) 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, In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic yearning and its 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 decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career. An NYFF38 Main Slate selection and an NYFF58 Revivals selection. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with Jet Tone Films, L’Immagine Ritrovata, One Cool, and Robert Mackenzie Sound. Supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai. A Janus Films release.



Opens December 4
As Tears Go By – New Restoration!
1988, Hong Kong, 102m
Cantonese with English subtitles

Wong’s scintillating debut feature is a hyper-cool crime thriller with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. Set amid Hong Kong’s neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge stars Andy Lau as a small-time mob enforcer who finds himself torn between a burgeoning romance with his ailing cousin (Maggie Cheung, in the first of her iconic collaborations with Wong) and his loyalty to his loose-cannon partner in crime (Jacky Cheung) whose reckless attempts to make a name for himself unleash a spiral of violence. Marrying the pulp pleasures of the gritty Hong Kong action drama with hints of the head-rush romanticism Wong would push to intoxicating heights throughout the 1990s, As Tears Go By was a box office smash that heralded the arrival of one of contemporary cinema’s most electrifying talents. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and One Cool. A Janus Films release.

Opens December 4
Days of Being Wild – New Restoration!
1990, Hong Kong, 94m
Cantonese, Shanghainese, Tagalog, and Mandarin with English subtitles

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his signature swooning style. The first film in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie drifts through the Hong Kong of the 1960s with a band of wayward twenty-somethings—including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamored with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship—who pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire. The director’s inaugural collaboration with both cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy texture, and actor Tony Leung, who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel, Days of Being Wild is an exhilarating expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, dislocation, and restless yearning. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and One Cool. A Janus Films release.



Opens December 4
Chungking Express – New Restoration!
1994, Hong Kong, 102m
Cantonese and Mandarinwith English subtitles

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of ’90s cinema and the film that made Wong an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express takeout restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in the filmmaker’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of longing. An NYFF32 selection. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata, Jet Tone, One Cool, and 3H Sound Studio. It was supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai. A Janus Films release.

Opens December 4
Fallen Angels – New Restoration!
1995, Hong Kong, 99m
Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles

Lost souls reach for human connection amid the glimmering nighttime world of Hong Kong in Wong’s neon-soaked nocturne. Originally conceived as a segment of Chungking Express only to spin off on its own woozy axis, Fallen Angels plays like the dark, moody flip side to Wong’s breakout feature as it charts the subtly interlacing fates of a handful of urban loners, including a coolly detached hitman (Leon Lai) looking to go straight, his business partner (Michelle Reis) who secretly yearns for him, and a mute delinquent (Takeshi Kaneshiro) who wreaks mischief by night. Swinging between hard-boiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, Wong’s fifth feature is both a dizzying city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss, and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps. An NYFF35 selection. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata, Jet Tone, and One Cool. It was supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai. A Janus Films release.

Opens December 4
Happy Together – New Restoration!
1997, Hong Kong, 96m
Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish with English subtitles

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong’s raw, lushly stylized portrayal of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent pattern of infatuation and destructive jealousy. Capturing the dynamics of a queer relationship with empathy and complexity on the cusp of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong—when the country’s LGBTQ community suddenly faced an uncertain future—Wong crafts a feverish portrait of the life cycle of a love affair that’s by turns devastating and delirious. Shot by Christopher Doyle in both luminous monochrome and saturated color, Happy Together is an intoxicating exploration of displacement and desire. An NYFF35 selection. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata, Jet Tone, and One Cool. It was supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai. A Janus Films release.



Opens December 4
The Hand [Extended Cut]
2004, Hong Kong, 56m
Mandarin with English subtitles

Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. Originally produced as part of the omnibus film Eros, The Hand—presented here in its extended cut for the first time—tells the tale of Zhang (Chang Chen), a shy tailor’s assistant enraptured by a mysterious client, Miss Hua (Gong Li). A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, The Hand finds Wong continuing his transition from the frenetic, energized style of his earlier films into a register that is lush with emotional grandeur. A Janus Films release.
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MORE Very Happy

Opens December 18
2046 – New Restoration!
2004, Hong Kong, 129m
Cantonese, Japanese, and Mandarin with English subtitles

In Wong’s future-set 2046 (a loose continuation of Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love), the titular number is many things at once—the year when mainland China assumes absolute control of Hong Kong; the number of the hotel room across from that of Mr. Chow (Tony Leung), inhabited by a parade of women he pursues and abandons; and the name of the mysterious place where disappointed lovers escape to in Chow’s erotic science-fiction novel. Wong’s concentration and control—of the Cinemascope frame, light, color, and the most minute gestures—are at their most accomplished in a work enamored of the limitless expanse of memory and imagination, where reality and fiction dissolve into regret and yearning. Leung’s reprisal of the affable, self-mocking Chow, this time with a bitter edge, is extraordinary. Faye Wong, Carina Lau, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, and an electrifying Ziyi Zhang are the women in his life, indelible as ghosts from a forgotten past. The 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the original 35mm elements by Sony Pictures Classics, in collaboration with Jet Tone Films, L’Immagine Ritrovata, One Cool, and Robert Mackenzie Sound. The restoration was approved by Wong Kar Wai. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

December 18 – January 1
Ashes of Time Redux
1994/2008, Hong Kong, 93m
Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles

A film whose complicated production took such a toll on Wong that he wrote and shot Chungking Express during its editing process, Ashes of Time Redux is a hallucinatory wuxia like no other. First released in 1994 and then re-edited and re-scored in 2008, Wong’s time-slipping picaresque takes loose inspiration from Jin Yong’s novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes, focusing on a lovesick, embittered mercenary (Leslie Cheung), who acts as an agent for other swordsmen of fortune. Working with regular production designer William Chang, cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and a superb ensemble (Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, and Jacky Cheung), Wong constructs an intricate, enigmatic vision of ancient warriors ensnared by the play of time and memory. An NYFF46 selection.



December 18 – January 1
My Blueberry Nights
2007, China/France/USA/Hong Kong, 90m

Though it was Wong’s first English-language film, My Blueberry Nights is in many ways an extension of his previous work: it began as a short film, originally meant to be part of the In the Mood for Love timeline, and is marked by the director’s typically romantic sensibility and dynamic manipulation of color (regular collaborator William Chang serves again as production designer and editor). Pop star Norah Jones makes her film debut as a heartbroken New Yorker who takes to the road after meeting a café owner (Jude Law), and along the way encounters others as lovesick and lonely as herself, including a down-on-her-luck gambler (Natalie Portman), a troubled cop (David Strathairn), and his estranged wife (Rachel Weisz). A free-flowing romance spanning New York, Memphis, and Las Vegas, My Blueberry Nights explores, with Wong’s charged affection, the suffering of heartbreak and the restorative vitality of the American landscape.

December 18 – January 1
The Grandmaster
2013, Hong Kong/China, 108m (USA)
Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles

Nearly 10 years in the making, Wong’s latest feature to date is perhaps his most ambitious project, a propulsive action epic inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man (played by Tony Leung with effortless precision and cool). The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty: a time of chaos, divided loyalties, and war, but also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the country’s subtropical South, The Grandmaster features exquisitely staged action and virtuosic performances by Leung and Ziyi Zhang, who lends a transfixing allure to the fictional Gong Er, Ip’s friend and fellow martial artist.



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World of Wong Kar Wai
https://virtual.filmlinc.org/page/world-of-wong-kar-wai/

Contemporary cinema’s supreme rhapsodist of romantic longing, Wong Kar Wai makes mesmerizing mood pieces that swirl around themes of time, dislocation, and the yearning for human connection. Opening November 25 as this year’s FLC holiday series and available nationwide.

Presented in partnership with Janus Films.


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