Chungking Express12A

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai | Hong Kong | 1994 | 1h 42m | Cantonese w/ English subtitles | Starring Brigitte Lin Chin-Hsia, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung, Faye Wong

Two heartsick Hong Kong cops, both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out diner, only to fall in love with the restaurant’s mysterious and alluring clientele. This gloriously shot and unexpectedly charming romance is one of the defining works of 1990s cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.

Reviews

‘Chungking Express ravishingly, seductively exudes the immediacy of everyday life as its spins its classically timeless tales of love lost and almost regained.’
Kevin Thomas, The LA Times

‘Wong’s dreamlike tone and Doyle’s stunning cinematography make this strange love story a joy to watch.’
★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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All of Us Strangers 12A
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Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)

12:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
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1h 45m
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15:15

The Color Purple 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
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18:15

Samsara U
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Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and groundbreaking exploration of Buddhist reincarnation.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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