In the Mood for Love

This is one of the most unique films that I have ever seen and I think it is one that demands multiple viewings.  If you look up “subtle” in the dictionary you’d probably find this movie in the definition.  I had to read through several reviews to even get a glimpse of what I missed.  The subtle interactions between the two leads is incredible.  So much of their time together happens in the shadows – it really adds to the feel of a forbidden love.  One thing that I missed is the director’s use of color in the middle and then at the end.  It really is a joy if you want to do a little work for it.

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Movie title: In the Mood for Love

Movie description: Taking place in Hong Kong of 1962, a melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other.

Date published: 2020-04-18

Director(s): Wong Kar-wai

Actor(s): Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Kelly Lai Chen, Siu Ping-Lam, Mama Hung, Joe Cheung, Koo Kam-Wah, Chan Man-Lei, Paulyn Sun, Roy Cheung

Genre: Drama, Romance

My Review

This is one of the most unique films that I have ever seen and I think it is one that demands multiple viewings.  If you look up “subtle” in the dictionary you’d probably find this movie in the definition.  I had to read through several reviews to even get a glimpse of what I missed.  The subtle interactions between the two leads is incredible.  So much of their time together happens in the shadows – it really adds to the feel of a forbidden love.  One thing that I missed is the director’s use of color in the middle and then at the end.  It really is a joy if you want to do a little work for it.

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