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Chungking Express

Wong Kar-wai |Hong Kong |1994 |102min
Language: Cantonese with subtitles Rating: PG Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Brigitte Lin, Faye Wong


January 25:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmJanuary 26:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of 1990s cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu Wai), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out food stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas & the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.

“Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express is as fresh as falling rain, a pair of love stories full of pain and humor.”—Los Angeles Times

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