“In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn’t want to share, they went up to a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it and whispered the secret in the hole. Then they covered it with mud.” It’s well known that Wong Kar Wai works without a clear screenplay. During IFFR 2001 actors Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung said they only received a couple pieces of paper with few instructions on the first day of shooting. The shoot eventually took 15 months. The result is an unconventional romance that oozes impeccable style and elegance; from the 60’s style interiors and fashion, the use of color in the cinematography, to the gorgeously filmed scenes in which the characters seem to dance around each other with Yumeji’s Theme on repeat (side note: this track is actually taken from Seijun Suzuki’s 1991 film Yumeji). Widely regarded as Wong Kar Wai’s magnum opus, so we’re very lucky it will be screened on the big screen once again, not to be missed.