Hong Kong/Japan/South Korea | 1997 | Wong Kar-wai Wong Kar-wai won the Best Director prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this ultra-stylish portrait of an on-again, off-again relationship between two gay lovers from Hong Kong (Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Leslie Cheung) living in Buenos Aires. Around this love story Wong weaves a bluesy meditation on loss, longing, and regret, on breaking up and beginning again. Significantly, the film was made on the eve of the handover of Hong Kong to China, when the British colony’s LGBT community (and all Hongkongers) suddenly faced an uncertain future. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. New 4K restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 96 min. Happy Together, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 12/11 thru 2/11 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12, and after opening the film, you have 72 hours to watch it. This movie is part of the seven-film series “The World of Wong Kar-wai.” A series pass costs $70. https://watch.eventive.org/wkwcleveland
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