In Hong Kong, two lovelorn officers find themselves attracted to very different women: Cop 223 has broken up with his girlfriend of five years and is now drawn to a mysterious woman with a blonde wig. When Cop 663’s Ex drops his keys off at a local cafe, a new girl at the lunch counter rivets him.
Shot in just 23 days while making Ashes of Time, Wong Kar Wai’s international breakthrough remains among the most beloved of his pictures. From Brigitte Lin, iconic in bleached wig and shades to Faye Wong’s California dreams, it blushes with reasons to fall for its hurtling, newly restored charms.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria