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In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-wai

 
In the Mood for Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Hong Kong
  • 2000
  • 98 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Cantonese, Shanghainese
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  • Spine #147

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) 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, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

Cast

Su Li-zhen (Mrs. Chan)Maggie Cheung Man-yuk
Chow Mo-wanTony Leung Chiu-wai
Ah PingSiu Ping-lam
Mrs. SuenRebecca Pan
Mr. HoLai Chin
AmahChin Tsi-ang

Credits

DirectorWong Kar-wai
Produced and written byWong Kar-wai
Executive producerChan Ye-cheng
Associate producerJacky Pang Yee-wah
Production designWilliam Chang Suk-ping
Chief editorWilliam Chang Suk-ping
Costume designWilliam Chang Suk-ping
Director of photographyChristopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin
Original musicMichael Galasso
GafferWong Chi-ming
Art directorMan Lim-chung
Special thanks/quoted authorLiu Yi-chang

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer (DVD edition); new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Mark Lee Ping-bin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack (Blu-ray edition)
  • @ “In the Mood for Love,” director Wong Kar-wai’s documentary on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes, with commentary by Wong
  • Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong
  • Archival interview with Wong and a “cinema lesson” given by the director at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival press conference from 2000, with stars Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Tony Leung Chiu-wai
  • Two new interviews with critic Tony Rayns, one about the film and the other about the soundtrack, featuring musical cues (Blu-ray only)
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • The music of In the Mood for Love, presented in an interactive essay (DVD only)
  • Essay by film scholar Gina Marchetti illuminating the film’s unique setting (DVD only)
  • Photo gallery (DVD only)
  • Biographies of key cast and crew (DVD only)
  • Plus: A booklet featuring the Liu Yi-chang story that provided thematic inspiration for the film (DVD and Blu-ray); a new essay by film critic Li Cheuk-to and a director’s statement (DVD only); and a new essay by novelist and film critic Steve Erickson (Blu-ray only)

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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In the Mood for Love: Haunted Heart

By Steve Erickson October 02, 2012

Set in 1960s Hong Kong, Wong Kar-wai’s ravishing masterpiece is both a love song to a city and a human romance of epic intimacy. Read more »


Film Essays

In the Mood for Love

By Li Cheuk-to March 04, 2002

In the last decade, Wong Kar-wai has been arguably the most influential filmmaker of his generation. Sight and Sound saluted him as the Innovator of the Nineties, “who broke new ground and . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Figure in a Landscape

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A Splash of Red

May 08, 2014


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Ready for His Close-up

December 07, 2012


Photo Galleries

A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


Video


Film Essays

In_the_mood_essay_feature_current_thumbnail

In the Mood for Love: Haunted Heart

By Steve Erickson October 02, 2012

Set in 1960s Hong Kong, Wong Kar-wai’s ravishing masterpiece is both a love song to a city and a human romance of epic intimacy. Read more »


Photo Galleries


Three Reasons


Clippings


Clippings

Bordwell Returns to Hong Kong

January 24, 2011

Ten years after the publication of the first edition ofPlanet Hong Kong and three years after it went out of print, the redoubtable film scholar David Bordwell has put out—exclusively online—a . . . Read more »


Posters

Mood Vermilion

August 06, 2010

In the Mood for Love, German one-sheet, 2000 Read more »


News

A Decade in Review

February 04, 2010

For the past couple of months, critics and movie lovers have been madly assessing the first decade of film of the twenty-first century, offering lists of its best movies—and we’re happy to . . . Read more »


Film Essays

In the Mood for Love

By Li Cheuk-to March 04, 2002

In the last decade, Wong Kar-wai has been arguably the most influential filmmaker of his generation. Sight and Sound saluted him as the Innovator of the Nineties, “who broke new ground and . . . Read more »