As Tears Go By (旺角卡門) (1988)

14th March 2021
Sunday 4:00pm - 5:45pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

4K RESTORED VERSION
Alternative Title: 旺角卡門
Directed by: Wong Kar Wai
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: TBC

Awards

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Jacky Cheung)
BEST ART DIRECTION
8th Hong Kong Film Awards (1988) 

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Full Synopsis

Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hyper-cool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he has become renowned for. Set amidst Hong Kong’s ruthless, neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge stars Andy Lau as a small-time mob enforcer who finds himself torn between a burgeoning romance with his ailing cousin (Maggie Cheung, in the first of her iconic collaborations with the director) and his loyalty to his loose cannon partner in crime (Jacky Cheung) whose reckless attempts to make a name for himself unleashes a spiral of violence. Marrying the pulp pleasures of the gritty Hong Kong action drama with hints of the head-rush romanticism Wong would push to intoxicating heights throughout the 1990s, As Tears Go By was a box office smash that heralded the arrival of one of contemporary cinema’s most electrifying talents.

This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35 mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and One Cool.

Text courtesy of Janus Films 

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To see the full Retrospective: Wong Kar Wai programme, please refer here. The programme will run from 5 March to 4 April 2021 at Oldham Theatre.

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Important Notice:

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Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, SafeEntry logging and observance of social distancing around the theatre. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime, so  arrive early to register, take your temperature and find a seat.