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Virtual Screening – Days of Being Wild

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. The director’s inaugural collaboration with both 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 first expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search for human connection.

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 the Hong Kong of the 1960s 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.

Hong Kong 1990, 94 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.

 

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Screenings

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