In the Mood for Love (2000): “..unspoken love, time as a perishable reality..”

In the Mood for Love

“I love Wong Kar-Wai films. I have seen most of his films and I know so much about them, but the one film that stands out the most is In the Mood for Love (2000). Because it is the one film that displays his reoccurring themes in the best way; unspoken love, time as a perishable reality, relationships between people, but also memory. A simple example would be how I love to meet up with people at a cafe named L’Opera. Every single time when I meet up there with people, lots of memories come to the surface about previous meetups. But I’ll admit I don’t really have a life experience that matches these themes closely, but I do often have these themes in my own films. So, I almost have to be careful not to be a copycat when it comes to these themes.”

Photo and story by Feargal Agard.