Sunday, 3 April 2011

In The Mood For Love

Recently at film club (cool) we watched In The Mood For Love by director Wong Kawai.

For weeks after i couldn't think about anything else but the film and its soundtrack, quotations, visuals...The one song that kept going round in my head and that i've recently used as a way of getting to sleep is this: 

The film is in Cantonese with subtitles and although it requires concentration throughout there's something so beautiful about the language and watching a film in subtitles means at times you concentrate more on the visuals than the dialogue. Kawai uses specific cinimatography that creates emotive images sometimes slowing down the shots and focusing on something visually beautiful. I guess it classes as an arthouse film but the plot is still so poignant as it's about how closely people live in Hong Kong but how different their lives are, two people whom are more a lie than they initially realise fall slowly in love but their circumstances are complicated.

Definately worth watching it's just stunning, so different to any film i've seen before...


"Chow Mo-wan: In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn't want to share... you know what they did?
Ah Ping: Have no idea.
Chow Mo-wan: They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever..."

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