Beautiful, strange, and enrapturing, 2046 feels unlike anything else in Wong Kar-wai’s oeuvre, and yet utterly of a piece with his mesmerizing works.
Wong Kar-wai’s arguable masterpiece is a sumptuous, meditative ode to unconsummated passion.
Wong Kar-wai’s genial romantic drama is at least as much about the America he loves as it is about the characters.
This 1997 romantic drama embodies the outstanding atmospheric qualities of Wong Kar-wai’s body of work.
Wong Kar-wai’s dreamy, pop-culture-infused romance grounds time and self in a giddy exploration of commodity fetishism.
Wong Kar-wai is economical with dialogue in this 1995 feature, relying on atmosphere & physicality to tell a complete story.
Wong Kar-wai’s melancholy second feature hits harder in the face of current events.
Wong Kar-wai’s first film is a messy crime drama that nonetheless shows glimmers of his future genius.
In anticipation of his upcoming Criterion set, we look back at the Hong Kong filmmaker’s poetic visuals and beating romantic heart.