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Catch a Wong Kar-wai movie marathon at M+ Cinema this spring!

By Celia Lee 19 March 2024

Header image courtesy of Block 2 Distribution Limited. “In the Mood for Love” (2000). Wong Kar-wai.

M+ Cinema has revealed its 2024 spring programme! In celebration of its second anniversary, the venue is hosting exclusive premieres, previews, and special screenings. Without a doubt, this year’s highlight is the marathon screening of three restored movies by auteur Wong Kar-wai, one of Hong Kong’s most famous film directors. Here’s what to expect.

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Photo: “In the Mood for Love” (2000). Wong Kar-wai. Courtesy of Block 2 Distribution Limited.

On 8 June, fans of Hong Kong cinema can look forward to a marathon of Wong’s Love Trilogy. Wong’s vivid and atmospheric cinematography has set a standard for made-in-Hong Kong films, and helped bolster the careers of stars such as Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung. A restored version of Days of Being Wild was, in fact, the inaugural screening that marked the opening of the new venue back when M+ Cinema welcomed its first visitors in 2022.

Since then, M+ Cinema has brought diverse films and enriching experiences to cinephiles in Hong Kong, and pays tribute to the director’s continued influence on the local movie industry through this dedicated film marathon. Restored in 4K, the movie selection, in screening order, is Days of Being Wild, In the Mood for Love, and 2046. Get your tickets here.

M+’s second-anniversary celebration doesn’t stop there. M+ and the Hong Kong International Film Festival will co-present notable titles such as The World is Family by Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and Return to Reason by surrealist filmmaker Man Ray. A series of post-screening talks and a panel on the practices of Asian documentary filmmakers will accompany the screening.

Exclusive previews will also take place at M+ Cinema as part of the spring programme, such as William Oldroyd’s Eileen starring Anne Hathaway. Other noteworthy titles include Ao leong Weng-fong’s dark comedy I Want to Be a Plastic Chair and Junji Sakamoto’s period piece Okiku and the World.

Photo: “Kedi” (2016). Ceyda Torun. Courtesy of Termite Films.

Special screenings include Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, as well as a live-action adaptation of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. For the Fresh Eyes series, M+ Cinema will show two moving-picture works that are perfect for cat lovers: Kedi and A Cat in Paris.

Stay tuned for tickets to these special screenings here!

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.