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With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by key collaborators such as cinematographer Christopher Doyle, editor and production and costume designer William Chang, and actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has enraptured audiences and critics worldwide.

He’s inspired countless other filmmakers with his movies’ poetic moods, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the films in this retrospective are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.

Janus Films is proud to present the following Wong Kar Wai classics in brand-new 4K restorations: As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, 2046 and In the Mood for Love. Plus, a new director’s cut of The Hand.

Explore the programme below - links will go live when tickets go on sale - and read about why we love Wong Kar Wai in this article by GFT Youth Board member, Sofia.


As Tears Go By - 4K - Sunday 25 & Monday 26 July

Days of Being Wild - 4K - Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 July

Chungking Express - 4K - Sunday 1 & Tuesday 3 August

Fallen Angels - 4K - Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 August

Happy Together - 4K - Sunday 15 & Tuesday 17 August

In the Mood for Love - 4K - Friday 20, Sunday 22 & Tuesday 24 Aug

2046 - 4K - Sunday 29 August

The Hand - Tuesday 31 August

Films in this Season

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Chungking Express - 4K (12) is Sold out 3 August

Chungking Express - 4K (12)

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.

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9-10 August

Fallen Angels - 4K (15)

Swinging between hard-boiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, the film is both a dizzying, dazzling city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps.

Technical Difficulties

Please be advised that we are unable to offer lift access for any performances taking place in Cinema 1 at the moment due to technical issues.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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