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Virtual Screening – Chungking Express

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.

Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.

Hong Kong 1994, 102 min, Dir: Wong Kar Wai
Cantonese with subtitles
New 4k restoration

 

How to stream this film:

  • Click the link below.
  • Purchase your virtual ticket (you may need to register an account first).
  • The film costs $9 CAD to stream – you have 30 days to watch it.
  • 50% of your on-demand screening fee will come back to Metro Cinema.
  • Thank you for supporting Metro Cinema and enjoy the film!

Having trouble watching the film? Check the Eventive website or send them an email.

 

For $53.50 USD you can purchase a pre-packaged Festival Pass and get access to all 7 of the films, here.

Screenings

February 19, 2021
11:59 pm
Film opens January 15 and streams until February 19.