Sag Harbor Virtual Cinema Presents World of Wong Kar Wai
Rediscover the Hong Kong master’s greatest films in our virtual cinema, through Janus Film’s seven brand-new 4K restorations. During the month of January we will present In the Mood for Love, As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, The Hand, and Happy Together.
Before the handover to China, in 1997, Hong Kong was known for its thriving film industry – in what is now considered its golden age, between the 1970s and 1990s, the former British colony was the world’s largest film exporter after Hollywood. Directors like Wong Kar Wai, John Woo, Ringo Lam, Ann Hui, Clara Law, and Tsui Hark – along with action stars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li – are among the revolutionary artists that emerged out of that most prolific time.
Their groundbreaking styles, striking energy and dynamic storytelling influenced an entire generation of Hollywood filmmakers: Sofia Coppola, The Wachowskis, Quentin Tarantino, and Barry Jenkins have all acknowledged the profound impact Hong Kong cinema has had on their own work.
Sag Harbor Cinema is proud to pay tribute to Hong Kong cinema and to one of its most brilliant filmmakers through this retrospective, made possible by Janus Films and the Criterion Collection in close collaboration with Wong Kar Wai. The films will be available in our virtual cinema until the end of February. Tickets are $12 if bought individually or $70 as a package for the entire series.
Set against the backdrop of 1962 Hong Kong, In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments between two neighbors. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 8th).
One of the highest-grossing films in Hong Kong of all time, As Tears Go By is a kinetic, hyper-cool crime-thriller with flashes of Wong Kar Wai’s renowned daydream visual style. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 15th).
Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough feature Days of Being Wild is an existential drift through Hong Kong following a wayward band of twentysomethings in the 1960s. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 15th).
The whiplash, double-pronged, and iconic Chungking Express follows two heartsick Hong Kong cops as they cross paths with an ethereal pixie waitress. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 22nd).
Swinging between hard-boiled noir and slapstick lunacy, Fallen Angels is a dizzying, dazzling mediation on love, loss, and longing in Hong Kong. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 22nd).
Emotionally raw and lushly stylized, Happy Together is a portrait of a relationship in crisis on a destructive trip through Argentina. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 29th).
The Hand is a hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions in hazy 1960s Hong Kong. (Available in SHC’s virtual cinema from January 29th).