In the Mood for Love

Title: Fa yeung nin wa
Year: 2000 (Hong Kong), 2001 (US)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Writer: Kar Wai Wong
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Music: Michael Galasso, and lots of non-original music
Distinctions: formerly on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a love story set in 1960’s Hong Kong
Length: 98 minutes
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), November 2008
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for concept, story, pacing and subjective rating) c. 2.8/4 (Good).

I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. It’s interesting visually – almost uncomfortably claustrophobic. Boring, slow story, though.


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