阿飛正傳 (Days of Being Wild) 1990 M
3.15PM Sat 1 May 2021 (1hr 34mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Booked Out
Days of Being Wild will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
Following the commercial success of As Tears Go By 1988, Wong Kar Wai embarked on Days of Being Wild, an ambitious period drama originally intended as a film in two parts but this never came to fruition. Inspired by the fragmented story structure of Latin American novelists such as Manuel Puig, he embraced an approach that privileged character and feeling over linear plot. The multiple storylines principally involve a shy canteen attendant (Maggie Cheung), a showgirl (Carina Lau) and a cop (Andy Lau). But it’s Leslie Cheung’s central role as the devilishly handsome but emotionally scarred playboy Yuddy who steals almost every frame.
William Chang’s art direction, Christopher Doyle’s photography and Kar Wai’s expert command of his large, star-studded cast, deliver some of cinema's most memorable scenes, such as the final mysterious frames of Tony Leung Chiu-wai. On this, Stephen Teo notes, “The greatness (of this performance) possibly stems from the potential that this character generates.” In the intervening years Days of Being Wild did influence future films, with Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung character’s names reprised a decade later for In the Mood for Love 2000 and its companion film, 2046 2004.
– Kristy Matheson, ACMI
Please note: tickets are available for sale online until 30 minutes prior to the screening (subject to availability). Door sales will not be available. A ticket is required for entry.
M | Medium level violence
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 94 MINUTES, HONG KONG, CANTONESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: WONG KAR WAI / SCRIPT: WONG KAR WAI, JEFFREY LAU / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHRISTOPHER DOYLE / EDITORS: HAI KIT-WAI, PATRICK TAM / PROD CO: IN-GEAR FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MEDIA ASIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K RESTORATION DCP