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Wong Kar-Wai: Days of Being Wild

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February 7, 2013

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Mid-Manhattan Library

Please join us on Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. for Wong Kar-wai's Days of Being Wild (1990, 89 min) in the first floor corner room of Mid-Manhattan Library.

This screening is part of the series Three Auteurs of World Cinema: Wong Kar-wai. All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Days of Being Wild is a 1990 film directed by Wong Kar-wai. It stars some of the best-known actors and actresses in Hong Kong cinema, including Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Jacky Cheung, and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. The film forms the first part of an informal trilogy, together with In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004). Set in 1960, the story centers on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his biological mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions.

Please contact Karen Ginman at karenginman@nypl.org or Thomas Knowlton at thomasknowlton@nypl.org if you have any questions.

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