In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love ★★★★★

Although this film contains no sex, it’s one of the most seductive, passionate and sexy films I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. ‘In the mood for love’ just oozes passion, from its dark sultry colour palette to the quiet but tentative relationship between Mrs Chan and Chow, there’s such a tension in the air that is gorgeous to see on screen. The cinematography and set design are exquisite, the sound design is beautiful, every single one of Maggie Cheung’s outfits made my jaw drop, every moment of this is pure art. Definitely need to re-watch for some of the story details as Kieran and I watched this at past midnight. But even though we were both fighting off sleep, we couldn’t bring ourselves to turn this off, and that just says everything about how captivating it is.

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