In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love; courtesy of Janus Films

Who is ready for a socially distanced night out at the movies? The Phoenix Art Museum joined forces with FilmBar Phoenix to present outdoor film screenings in the Museum’s Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Cued up for Feb. 26–27, In the Mood for Love.

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them.

At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career. Rated PG; Estimated Runtime: 1h 38min

Coming up March 11–13,  A Hard Day’s Night.

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