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Days of Being Wild

Hong Kong, 1990, 91mins, Cert.12A
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Film description

Wong Kar-Wai's second feature is a brilliant dream of Hong Kong life in 1960. A young man of Shanghainese descent drifts through a series of casual friendships and uncommitted affairs, unconsciously pining for a relationship with his mother, who has started a new life in Manila. He finally takes off for the Philippines, where he sets himself up for the ultimate fall... The terrific, all-star cast enacts this as a series of emotionally unresolved encounters; the beautiful camera and design work takes its hallucinatory tone from the protagonist's own uncertainties. The mysterious appearance of Tony Leung only in the closing scene heralds a sequel that will sadly never be made. But this is already some kind of masterpiece.

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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Leeds University Union

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