Chungking Express

Showings

PFC Streaming Fri, Dec 11, 2020 12:00 AM
Masks are required in lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in theaters.
Pickford Film Center Tue, Nov 15 6:00 PM
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Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Reason for rating:Some violence, sexuality and drug content.
Official Site:https://www.janusfilms.com/films/1030
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPCug9jyG9k
Country of Origin:Hong Kong
Language:Cantonese w/ English Subtitles
Genre:Drama
Programs:Cinema East

Description

Directed by: Wong Kar Wai

The whiplash, double-pronged "Chungking Express" is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.