Monday Movie: In the Mood for Love

Until this point best known for frenetic, hand-held, too-cool-for-school visuals, director Wong Kar-Wai and cinematographer Christopher Doyle (before their infamous falling out) suddenly adopted a more measured style for their atmospheric period piece, In the Mood for Love.

With languid, perfectly-framed camerawork set to a gentle, bittersweet score, Wong tells the everyday story of two neighbours brought together when they discover that their spouses are having an affair. As their hesitant friendship blossoms, their feelings are kept in check by fears of gossip and a determination not to become adulterers themselves.

Probably one of the most intense love stories you'll find about two people who never actually make any moves towards one another.


LuluBunny said...

COOL - that's totally going on my 'must see' list :)

Geosomin said...

Yup. Ditto.

Michelle said...

Is in the queue!

I just love the word "frenetic." :-)