春光乍洩 (Happy Together) 1997 M
8.15PM Wed 12 May 2021 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Book Now
Happy Together will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
After the critical success of Chungking Express 1994 and Fallen Angels 1995, Wong was propelled to try something new. With the 1997 Hong Kong handover looming and pressure to make this monumental event the subject of his next film, he decided to take inspiration from an entirely new locale and found himself in Argentina.
Happy Together is the story of a relationship told in three parts through the eyes of Lai Yiu-fai (Tony Leung Chiu-wai). When the film opens, he’s on the road in search of the Iguaza Falls with Ho Po-wing (Leslie Cheung). The film charts the intense push / pull of his relationship with Ho and his friendship with another exile, Chang (Cheng Chang).
In 1997, Wong Kar Wai was the first Chinese director to win Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Happy Together. With its heady mix of visual style and deep passion, it’s a film that finds the director at the height of his talents; in large part due to the electrifying on-screen partnership of Cheung and Leung and the strong collaboration behind the camera with art director/editor William Chang and cinematographer, Christopher Doyle.
– 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 | Low level sex scenes, medium level violence
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, COLOUR, MONO, 96 MINUTES, HONG KONG, CANTONESE/MANDARIN/SPANISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: WONG KAR WAI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHRISTOPHER DOYLE / EDITORS: WILLIAM CHANG, WONG MING-LAM / PROD CO: BLOCK 2 PICTURES, JET TONE PRODUCTION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JANUS FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K RESTORATION DCP