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The Hand - Extended Cut
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Friday, Jan 22, 2021 10:00 PM
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Though the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed our doors, The Roxy remains committed to presenting the best new first-run programming available. Roxy & Chill: New Streaming Releases for Home Viewing is an ongoing program of contemporary films hosted by The Roxy, but streaming to your device direct from the distributor. Click the link below to find out more!

World of Wong Kar Wai: With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.

Janus Films is proud to present the following Wong Kar Wai classics in brand-new 4K restorations, in addition to a new director’s cut of The Hand: As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, and In the Mood for Love.


Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. Originally conceived for the omnibus film Eros, the film—presented in this retrospective for the first time in its extended cut—tells the tale of Zhang (Chang Chen), a shy tailor’s assistant enraptured by a mysterious client, Miss Hua (Gong Li). A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, The Hand finds Wong Kar Wai continuing to transition from the frenetic, energized style of his earlier films into a register that is lush with romantic grandeur.




Film Info
Series:Roxy & Chill: New Streaming Releases for Home Viewing
Release Year:2004
Country:Hong Kong
Original Language:Mandarin
Subtitles:Subtitled
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Wong Kar Wai
Cast Members:Gong Li, Chen Chang
Writers:Wong Kar Wai
Cinematographer:Christopher Doyle