Along with the news for his upcoming feature film, which will begin filming this year, Chinses director Wong Kar-wai has also talked about the upcoming 20th anniversary of his masterpiece “In the Mood For Love”.

According to a recent article, the director’s own studio, Jet Tone Films, will work on 4K restorations for all of his films including such titles as “As Tears Go By”, “Chungking Express” and “2046“. Since many of these titles have been either out of print or are very hard to come by for cinephiles all around the world, this is indeed great news.

Just like author Jordan Raup writes in his article, we also hope for a Criterion boxset with including the director’s works, similar to their Ingmar Bergman set and others. We will look out for further announcements and news on these restorations and Wong Kar-wai’s new feature.

Advertisement
Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.