Days of Being Wild
Director: Wong Kar-wai Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1990 Language: Cantonese, Shanghainese, Tagalog, English and Mandarin with English subtitles
Starring: Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung’s Birthday Double Feature!
Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. This ravishing existential reverie is a dreamlike drift through the Hong Kong of the 1960s in which a band of wayward twenty-somethings—including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung), a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamored with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship—pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire. – Janus Films
“There are images in Days that can make your heart stop for no other reason than that they’re perfect.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“Arguably this is the key movie in Wong’s oeuvre, as startling in its context as Hiroshima Mon Amour and Breathless were in theirs.” – J. Hoberman, Village Voice
Double Feature with IRMA VEP