The World of Wong Kar Wai
Seven 4K Restorations
NONMEMBERS: Rent seven-film bundle for $70, individual films for $12
MUSEUM MEMBERS: Rent bundle for $60, individual films for $10
Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins is proud to present Janus Films brand-new 4K restorations of seven Wong Kar Wai films: As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and The Hand (Director’s cut).
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With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.