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Sydenham Film Club – In the Mood for Love

In the mood for love
Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong 2000. 98 minutes.

+ Shorts by local artist Frankie Rocket
7.30 pm THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Golden Lion pub, 116 Sydenham Road SE26 5JX
Tickets: £5 on the door

A love letter to love itself, this is Wong Kar-Wai’s most masterful film,  celebrated by award ceremonies, critics and audiences alike.

Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung (who won Best Actor at Cannes for the role) star as Su and Chow, two next-door neighbours who come to the conclusion that their spouses are having an affair. As they plan their respective confrontations an intimate friendship develops.
Set in a beautifully rendered, claustrophobic, 1960s Hong Kong, accompanied by the mournful repetition of Yumeji’s Theme, this is a subtle and sensuous dreamlike film. But don’t take our word for it:

“It’s a genuinely romantic romance, and makes for great cinema” EMPIRE
“Career best performances from both leads” TIME OUT
“Heat rises from the film like steam from its noodle bars. It’s enough to make you giddy” TOTAL FILM
“This love is intricate, consuming and elegiac…Wong Kar-Wai, chameleon among great directors, has done it again” THE GUARDIAN

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