Days of Being Wild (阿飛正傳) (1990)

27th March 2021
Saturday 8:00pm - 9:40pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

4K RESTORED VERSION
Alternative Title: 阿飛正傳
Directed by: Wong Kar Wai
Runtime: 94 minutes
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: TBC

Awards

BEST DIRECTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Rebecca Pan)
BEST ART DIRECTION (William Chang Suk Ping)
BEST MAKEUP & COSTUME DESIGN (William Chang Suk Ping)
BEST FILM EDITING (Kai Kit-Wai and Patrick Tam)
BEST SOUND RECORDING (Steve Chan)
28th Golden Horse Awards (1991)

BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR (Leslie Cheung)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Christopher Doyle)
BEST ART DIRECTION (William Chang Suk Ping)
10th Hong Kong Film Awards (1990)

BEST ACTOR (Leslie Cheung)
37th Asia Pacific Film Festival

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Full Synopsis

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the earliest flowering of his swooning signature style. The first film in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie is a dreamlike drift through 1960s Hong Kong in which a band of wayward twenty-somethings—including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamored with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship—pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire. The director’s inaugural collaboration with cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy, hallucinatory texture, and actor Tony Leung, who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel, Days of Being Wild is an exhilarating initial expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search for human connection.

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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