I liked it but I believe It lacked that melancholic romanticism that so sweetly characterized "In the Mood for Love".
I was so charmed and enchanted with Tony Leung's character, and now he is portrayed as a womanizer that lost his chance at true love.
I guess my expectations were too high.
I could well like this more with a rewatch but for now it was a little disappointing.
Pales in comparison to 'In The Mood For Love' but still nice. Not that into the sci-fi 2046-land sequences.
Man, I wish I hadn't seen this before I saw In The Mood for Love.
Cannes Film Festival: Competition
Valladolid International Film Festival: Competition
Best Director of Photography
David di Donatello Awards - Nomination:
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Production Design
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Foreign Language Film - China/France/Germany/Hong Kong
somehow achieves the feat of being elusive, ephemeral, and extremely resonant at the same time
sexuality: wong kar-wai's taxicab sequences.
I'm a big fan of Wong Kar Wei and In the Mood for Love is one of my favourite films so I really wanted to love 2046. As usual this film looks stunning, the guy just knows how to light a shot and if nothing else, I was totally drawn into the film by the look of it.
Sadly my admiration for it ends there, because it's boring. In every other Wong Kar Wei film I've seen I've ended up…
I wanna slap Tony Leung so bad
Every shot is a work of art.
The Director's use of colour and lighting is just beautiful. A palette of deep greens and crimson reds are used throughout, along with textured framing which places the user as a voyeur looking through lush curtains, wooden hatches and peeking over mahogany lines.
I came to this via the Director's earlier classic work, 'In the mood for love'. The theme of unrequited and unfulfilled love is continued here, and the viewer is enticed…
"Why couldn't it be like before?"
My Wong Kar-Wai Thanksgiving Movie of 2015. Thankful for Tony Leung, as always.