“The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’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 romantic longing.” -Janus Films
One of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon, Chungking Express is a stylish, two-part tale of love and longing. Screening in a director-supervised 4K restoration as part of Museum Films' holiday series, (Joy to the) World of Wong Kar Wai.
Wong Kar Wai | 1994 | In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles | 102 minutes | PG | DCP
Film Society: $5
Seniors (62+): $8
College Students (with ID): $8
Teens (13-18): $8
Military (with ID): $7
Children (12 and under): $6
Adult Groups of 15 people or more: $6
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(Joy to the) World of Wong Kar Wai
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