Tanjil Rashid

The vivid memory-scapes of Hong Kong master Wong Kar Wai

Time is always out of joint, and very often the villain, in the work of this celebrated filmmaker

A defining character of Wong Kar Wai’s career: Maggi Cheung as Su Li-Zhen in his 2000 masterpiece In the Mood for Love. Courtesy of janus films

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