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(1997, Wong Kar-wai) “Wong Kar-wai and cameraman Chris Doyle have crafted their most lyrical film. The romance between two gay men from Hong Kong ends soon after they arrive in Argentina. Lai (Tony Leung) gets a job as a doorman at a Buenos Aires tango bar and starts saving for his ticket home. Ho (Leslie Cheung) turns tricks for fun and profit, but comes running back to Lai for comfort when one of his clients leaves him bruised and bleeding. Lai befriends - and somehow draws emotional strength from - a Taiwanese kid on his way south to 'the end of the world'. The three main characters give Wong all he needs for a piercing meditation on the meaning of partings, reunions, and attempts to start over. From afar (Buenos Aires is Hong Kong's antipodes), he crystallizes the anxieties and hopes of Hong Kong people on the eve of the return to China.” – Tony Rayns, Time Out. DCP. Approx. 97 min.
Presented with support from the R.G. Rifkind Foundation Endowment for Queer Cinema