Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style.

The first film in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie is a dreamlike drift through the Hong Kong of the 1960s in which a band of wayward twenty-somethings—including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamoured with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship—pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire.

The director’s inaugural collaboration with both cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy, hallucinatory texture, and actor Tony Leung, who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel, Days of Being Wild is an exhilarating first expression of Wong’s trademark themes of time, longing, dislocation, and the restless search for human connection.

  • Director :
  • Wong Kar Wai
  • Starring :
  • Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chi Wai, Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung
  • Release Date :
  • 09 Jul 2021
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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