Wong Kar Wai

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

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 soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

Film Info

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

Special Features

  • Digital transfer (DVD edition); 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: An essay by film critic Steve Erickson and, for the Blu-ray edition, a booklet featuring the Liu Yi-chang story that provided thematic inspiration for the film

Cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

World of Wong Kar Wai

World of Wong Kar Wai

Blu-ray Box Set

7 Discs

$159.96

Special Features

  • Digital transfer (DVD edition); 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: An essay by film critic Steve Erickson and, for the Blu-ray edition, a booklet featuring the Liu Yi-chang story that provided thematic inspiration for the film

Cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

In the Mood for Love
Cast
Maggie Cheung Man Yuk
Su Li-zhen (Mrs. Chan)
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Chow Mo-wan
Siu Ping Lam
Ah Ping
Rebecca Pan
Mrs. Suen
Lai Chin
Mr. Ho
Chin Tsi Ang
Amah
Credits
Director
Wong Kar Wai
Producer
Wong Kar Wai
Written by
Wong Kar Wai
Executive producer
Chan Ye Cheng
Associate producer
Jacky Pang Yee Wah
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle
Mark Lee Ping-bing
Production designer, editor, and costume designer
William Chang Suk Ping
Music by
Michael Galasso

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