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Chungking Express - 4K (12)

3 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Screening as part of the World of Wong Kar Wai season.

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of 1990s cinema and the film that made 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.


Read about why we love Wong Kar Wai in this article by GFT Youth Board member, Sofia.


This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and Jet Tone. It was supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai.

Part of the World of Wong Kar Wai season. Find out more here

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  • Director Wong Kar Wai
  • Cast Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung, Faye Wong
  • Country Hong Kong
  • Year of Production 1994
  • Language Cantonese with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h42m
  • Certificate 12

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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