The Wong Kar-wai Flavor
It’s expressive, rich, and highly addictive
Neon-lit Hong Kong nights, bold floods of color, and dizzyingly dynamic cinematography (unironically) set to American pop music: These are some (but not all) of celebrated director Wong Kar-wai’s trademarks. With Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, In the Mood for Love, and many more, the internationally celebrated Second Wave filmmaker crafts atmospheric musings on romantic yearnings and chance encounters with a unique style marked by sumptuous sensory delights and evocative visual metaphors. In this video, we do a deep dive into all things Wong Kar-wai to get to the heart of his deeply appealing and widely beloved recipe.