Sunday, August 07, 2005


Wong Kar Wai's latest cinematic dreamscape 2046 is finally in limited release here in the States. Will it come to lovely Charlotte, North Carolina or will I be forced to wait to see it on DVD, a la In the Mood for Love? (The latter may have actually shown here in blink-and-you'd-miss-it fashion.) From the stills and trailer, looks like Christopher Doyle's cinematography is as masterful as ever.

The reviews at Cannes this time were apparently tepid because the film was late and still unfinished. However, the NYT's Manohla Dargis call's it "an unqualified triumph." Sounds then that, like all of Wong's flicks, you can expect it to be an idiosyncratic and painterly investigation into love, loss and longing.

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