Saturday Matinee Classics
Every day, Cop 223 (Takeshi Kaneshiro) buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he’ll get over his lost love. He’s also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig (Brigitte Lin), oblivious of the fact she’s a drug dealer. Cop 663 (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress (Faye Wong) lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.
Hong Kong, 1994, 102 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Kar-Wai Wong
“A breezy little Hong Kong movie that has more life, energy, humanity and sheer visual zing than most other shows you'll see in a month or so.”—Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“[Wong's] hypnotic images of love and loss finally wear down your resistance as seemingly discordant sights and sounds coalesce into a radiant, crazy quilt."—Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“Almost as much of a thrill as ‘In the Mood for Love’.”—Kelly Vance, EAST BAY EXPRESS
“A lyrical and delightfully goofy study in romantic longing."—Carrie Rickey, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“Wong's dreamlike tone and Doyle's stunning cinematography make this strange love story a joy to watch.”—Kim Newman, EMPIRE MAGAZINE