For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
17,888 Ratings

In the Mood for Love

Fa yeung nin wa | 花樣年華

Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, 2000
Romance, Drama


In the sleepy, proper Hong Kong of 1962, Mrs. Chan and Mr. Chow, a journalist, move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their respective spouses creates an intimate bond between them.

In the Mood for Love Directed by Wong Kar-wai
A film that ripples with textures and sensual energy as the camera becomes preoccupied with small gestures: the rattling of mahjong tiles, the way fabric bends, hands leaning on a tabletop. It is a film where absence is infused with beauty, poetry and romance.
October 30, 2018
Read full article
Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a master-class in how to move the camera. Every shot is full of interest and mystery, the frame crammed with details that threaten to overwhelm the viewer.
April 11, 2010
Read full article
What makes the movies feel like special events, and what makes Wong Kar-wai feel like the Jimi Hendrix of cinema, is the way every emotional tone is blended into the swirling color and motion of city life.
January 01, 2001
Read full article

Related films