In the Mood for Love
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With live concert
Set in 1960s Hong Kong, Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece begins with a man and a woman moving into the same building on the same day.
Slowly, they are drawn together through a mutual suspicion that their spouses are being unfaithful. Told through gorgeous jewel-coloured cinematography, intensely understated emotion and haunting music, the result is an almost unbearably powerful story of forbidden love battling obligation.
Ahead of the film screening, a swoon-inducing 30-minute concert of music for strings by Alice Zawadzki and Rob Lufta will evoke the musical atmosphere of the film to make the perfect Valentine’s Day evening.
‘I can’t think of a more moving, or more cleverly-told film’
Part of the DARE international film series in association with the University of Leeds.
Dir. Wong Kar-Wai,
Hong Kong 2000,
98 mins. Cert PG.
In Cantonese &
Howard Assembly Room
The Howard Assembly Room is temporarily closed during our major Music Works redevelopment, and will be reopening in 2020 with more thrilling music and performance in the heart of Leeds.