5.0, Hong Kong/China

In the Mood for Love

2000 / Wong Kar-Wai > No matter how many times it’s viewed, In the Mood for Love never fails to impress and evoke: Incredible performances from Maggie Cheung/Tony Leung, gorgeous cinematography by Christopher Doyle/Mark Li and the haunting music of Shigeru Umebayashi/Michael Galasso come together to complete Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece about unrequited love.

Never has a film mesmerized as much as it has made the heart ache. There’s a wondrous beauty in its concepts of time and space between a man and a woman, of hope and fulfillment vs. respect and duty. And it’s absolutely fantastic when rain starts to fall.