Chungking Express (重慶森林)

Chungking Express (重慶森林)

Monday, February 6, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Whitney Humanities Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 6510

Chungking Express (重慶森林, Chongqing sen lin)
Directed by Wong Kar-Wai, 1994 (102 min)

Acclaimed director Wong Kar-Wai presents a kinetic, offbeat look at the city of Hong Kong in these two stories that are loosely connected by a snack bar. The first concerns a young woman who has been double-crossed in a heroin deal and her possible romance with a lovelorn cop. The second deals with an officer who mopes around his apartment and the young waitress who tries to help him without his knowledge. Lacking a conventional plot, Chungking Express bursts with energy, gorgeous visuals, and charming characters, shot on the spot using only available lighting and found locations. Quirky, funny, and extremely engaging, it manages to be both experimental and accessible.

Images of the Cityscape in Hong Kong Cinema Series

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China, Hong Kong