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Days of Being Wild - 4K (12)

28 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


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

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. 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 20-somethings - including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamoured 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.

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 tantalising teaser for a never-realised 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.

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 One Cool.

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

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  • Director Wong Kar Wai
  • Cast Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau
  • Country Hong Kong
  • Year of Production 1990
  • Language Cantonese with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h34m
  • 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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