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In the Mood for Love(花樣年華)

Set in 1962 Hong Kong, Chow Mo-wan and Su Li-zhen rent rooms in the same apartment building as they both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. As they get to know one another, their mutual attraction becomes evident. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Lily Bradfield Profile picture for Lily Bradfield

This film is so beautiful—the iconic soundtrack, the costumes, the lighting, everything! A must watch if you want to feel nostalgic for the universal feeling of falling in love.

Meagen Tajalle Profile picture for Meagen Tajalle

This film is incredibly moving not despite, but because the writing and performances are beautifully understated. But the costumes, and Mrs. Chan's dresses are as iconic as Grace Kelly's in Rear Window or Cecelia's green dress in Atonement.

Stella Rumble Profile picture for Stella Rumble

An absolutely gorgeous film. The longing between the two characters combined with the beautiful camerawork make this into a truly impactful piece. It really sticks with you. Just a wonderful viewing experience.

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WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

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The New York Times by A.O. Scott

Probably the most breathtakingly gorgeous film of the year, dizzy with a nose-against-the-glass romantic spirit that has been missing from the cinema forever.
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USA Today by Mike Clark

A stylistically fastidious, exasperatingly affected package that will put most people in the mood for slumber.
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Time by Richard Corliss

This enthralling, enigmatic, romantic drama from Asia's most influential auteur (Chungking Express) is an essay in appetite and inhibition.

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