Monday, July 4, 2011

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: In The Mood For Love

Kar Wai Wong's “In the mood for love” surprised me greatly. I had seen his other critically-acclaimed film “Chungking Express” and I actually gave it a rotten tomato tag. Interestingly enough, I really liked this one. I was captivated by the story, the characters, the costumes and the music. It was all perfectly assembled. The film as a whole is delicate and restrained. However, when the 2 main characters are together, the camera work and music really project a slow-burning tension. The actors were really tremendous, as they showed that on-screen chemistry doesn't have to be visibly fiery and passionate. Arthouse cinema at its best.

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