The Pendragon Society

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Director: Wong Kar-wai Cinematographer: Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping Bin

Sensual and mood driven, the second part of Wong Kar-Wai’s informal trilogy (the others being Days of Being Wild and 2046), vividly recreates a Shanghaiese enclave in Hong Kong in 1962 and centres on two young couples who rent adjacent rooms in a cramped and crowded tenement. It’s an hypnotically beautiful and moving period piece exploring memory, tradition and the loneliness that comes from unrequited love and features a notably sympathetic performance from Tony Leung (who won best actor at Cannes).

The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]
Original Soundtrack
In the Mood for Love (BFI Film Classics) Paperback
2 Discs Special [DVD]
Yumeji’s Theme (Theme from Soundtrack)





Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Produced by Wong Kar-wai
Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai
Music by Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi
Cinematography Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping Bin
Edited by William Chang
Running time 98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese, Shanghainese, French