IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
 

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai. Hong Kong. 2000.


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If you’re looking for a haunting tale of love and truth, this is it. 

Popularly regarded as Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece, In The Mood For Love tells the story of two couples. When the husband of one begins an affair with the wife of the other, the faithful spouses find a friendship they never 
expected.

True feelings become buried beneath layers of emotionally charged role play as they attempt to re-enact their spouses’ conversations. Repetition becomes crucial in this film, as Wong repeats lush visual motifs and his trademark beautifully sad melody set to slow motion. The lonely pair are always on the edge of love, but whether they will manage to partake in more than each other’s loneliness remains to be seen.

This is truly a film which sets a mood more than telling a story. And although at times the pacing seems to be little slow, when that tune starts to play, it reassures of Wong’s ingenius ability to thrill and capture, without ever shattering the mood.

Shari Last
 
 
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