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Wong Kar-Wai: In the Mood for Love

February 21, 2013

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Please join us on Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. for Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2001, 97 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.

In the Mood for Love is a 2000 film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, who move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond through a shared suspicion of the extra-marital activities of their spouses. The film premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or. The English title derives from a Bryan Ferry song, "I'm in the Mood for Love." Wong had planned to name the film Secrets, until listening to the song late in post-production. The film forms the second part of an informal trilogy, together with the first part, Days of Being Wild (1991), and the last part, 2046 (2004).

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