Friday, June 15, 2012

Chun gwong cha sit (Happy Together) (1997)

Director:    Wong Kar Wai
Writer:       Wong Kar Wai
Cast:          Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Leslie Cheung, Chen Chang
Langauage: Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish
Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentinafrom Hong Kong and take to road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift.

As is usual with Wong Kar Wai films, visuals are stunning. Cinematography is done by his usual collaborator Christopher Doyle. Film starts off as black and white and become more colorful as it goes on. The usual themes for Wai like loneliness and melancholia are there for this film as well. Its very funny as well.

Rating: 5/5

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (To Each His Own Cinema) (2007)

Directors & Writers: Coens, Dardenne Brothers, Takeshi Kitano, Lars Von Trier, Wong Kar Wai etc
A collective film of 33 short films directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.

Its a good watch and the films in the latter end were better for me.

Rating: 4/5