Episode 75: Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000)

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In this episode, I talk about Wong Kar-wai’s 2000 film, “In the Mood for Love,” which follows two people–Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan–in 1960s Hong Kong whose spouses are cheating on them with each other. Mrs. Chan and Mr. Chow spend more and more time together, imagining how their spouses met and started their affair, but they start to fall in love. Intent on not acting like their spouses, they resist temptation. In my exploration of the film, I emphasize the themes of longing, loneliness, desire, memory, and nostalgia.

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