If In the Mood for Love will forever remain his masterpiece, one of the most beautiful love films that the seventh art has been able to offer us, Wong Kar-wai has nothing to be ashamed of in the face of the rest of his filmography. From the sublime Chungking Express to the latest The Grandmaster, passing Happy Together or The Fallen Angels, the Hong Kong director has more than one nugget to his credit. One of them remained unknown and difficult to access, and for good reason: his first feature film, the very beautiful As Tears Go By, a kind of false romantic remake of Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets with Maggie Cheung, has never been released in theaters in France – even though it was presented at Critics’ Week in Cannes in 1989, and was the biggest success of its author in Hong-Kong (until The Grandmaster). If there were screenings of this feature film here and there, the latter remained rare. Until then, since The Jokers, after having come out in 4K In the Mood for Love, announces that it has remastered As Tears Go By to be released in theaters on June 29. The opportunity to discover a nugget from a world-renowned filmmaker. And, as if that weren’t enough, the distributor will also be releasing a second feature film by director Wong Kar-wai, Our Wild Years. An excellent vintage, once again presented in 4K for the first time. In short, if you liked In the Mood for Love, immerse yourself in the filmography of its author. You will not be disappointed with the trip.
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