Cover Wong Kar-Wai's films are screening at the Film at Lincoln Centre as part of the "World of Wong Kar-wai" retrospective (Photo: Courtesy of Film At Lincoln Centre)

The prolific Hong Kong director's movies are being revived at the Film at Lincoln Centre, many in new restorations as part of the "World of Wong Kar-Wai" retrospective

As part of the World of Wong Kar-Wai, Film at Lincoln Centre (FLC) is showing 11 of Wong Kar-Wai's movies. The career-spanning retrospective of the Hong Kong master includes brand new restorations of his most dazzling movies such as In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express, Happy Together, Fallen Angels, 2046 and many others.

A never-before-seen extended cut of The Hand will also be featured as well as an expanded run of his most famous work, In the Mood for Love, just in time to commemorate its 20th anniversary.

Wong, arguably one of the most famous directors to come out of Hong Kong and well-loved for his supreme rhapsodist of romantic longing, is an auteur that creates deeply mesmerising films tackling themes of time, love and yearning. His art-house sensation, Chungking Express pulled Wong into the international limelight, making him one of the most celebrated directors today.

"Wong Kar-Wai’s films are simply intoxicating, both in their visual splendour and in the delicate way he plays with time, structure, and memory. We are thrilled to be partnering with Janus Films on this landmark retrospective, and to give New York audiences a chance to revisit Wong’s masterpieces in new restorations,” said Florence Almozini, FLC’s associate director of programming.

The films are open in the FLC Virtual Cinema from November 25, 2020 until January 1, 2021. Viewing is only available in the US. Individual rentals range from US$10–$12. For more details, please visit the official website.

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