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Chungking Express

Chung Hing sam lam
Hong Kong, 1994, 102mins, Cert.12A
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Film description

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon.

Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant 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 stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.

Showing as part of The World of Wong Kar-wai

Through July and August, we're excited to be screening three films from the legendary Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai.
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Thu 5th August