Chungking Express M

A woman on a moving walkway gazes intently into a mirrored wall while carrying a takeaway bowl of soup with chopsticks
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01 March
9:00pm
Arc Cinema
$25/$20 (Enlighten After Dark)
Dir: Wong Kar-Wai, M, Hong Kong SAR China, 1994, 102mins, Subtitled

Blurry panning shots and saturated colour dominate this critically acclaimed anthology from auteur Wong Kar-Wai, which explores loss and connection.

The film portrays two Hong Kong police officers in parallel stories, each infatuated with a mysterious woman.  

‘The performances here are irresistible, thrilling in their invention and spontaneity, as is the mind-blowing, urgent cinematography of frequent Wong collaborator Christopher Doyle, which makes the most of Hong Kong's neon-drenched streets…’ – Austin Chronicle 

 

+ Neon Nights

Ticket includes access to Neon Nights activities from 7.30pm: 

Immerse yourself in neon glam with a range of interactive experiences across our revitalised Acton headquarters. Don your leg warmers, grab a drink at the bar, enjoy music in the courtyard, and explore The Library and Mediatheque, with a curated focus on 1980s film and sound.

Plus, discover the history and influence of neon lights with an open screening of Australian documentary Neon in the Theatrette.

NEON 

2015| PG | 81 mins | AUS | D: Lawrence Johnston

 

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