Days of Being Wild

Film/Video

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Days of Being Wild

Wong Kar-Wai, 1991

Contemporary Screen

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Fri, May 6, 2005 8:45 PM
Sat, May 7, 2005 8:45 PM

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild received rapturous reviews at festival screenings in 1991 but only now is being given a theatrical release in the U.S. It remains one of Wong's most dazzling creations, alongside such subsequent triumphs as Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love.
Set in the hyperreal Hong Kong of the 1960s, Days of Being Wild focuses on a group of beautiful young pop icons—Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung—looking and acting like movie stars in an atmosphere of fevered eroticism. As the Village Voice's J. Hoberman noted, it's "the movie with which Wong Kar-Wai became Wong Kar-Wai—the most influential, passionate and romantic of neo-new-wave directors." (94 mins.)

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