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2046 | Dir. Wong Kar-Wai | 2004 | 129 min
Presented in
Cantonese, Japanese, and Mandarin with English subtitles

Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai rushed his film 2046 to the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, but it was unfinished and failed to impress audiences. A year has passed, and NPR's Bob Mondello says that Wong Kar-Wai used the time wisely.

Wong has developed a reputation as a visual stylist in his art house hits In the Mood for Love and Days of Being Wild. Now using Technicolor for the first time, the director runs riot with color and texture in 2046. And with a cast that includes Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung and Faye Wong he has also cast some of the most beautiful people alive today.

The result is a sumptuous time-teasing story, as long-time Wong collaborator Leung plays a writer who is fixated on a once-in-a-lifetime love affair — even as he flirts and has affairs with a string of women. - NPR

AWARDS (with 34 Wins and 74 Nominations, see the whole list here)
2004 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - Nominated (Palme d'Or | Kar-Wai Wong)
2005 HONG KONG FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS - Won (Film of Merit), Won (HKFCS Award, Best Actor | Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Best Actress | Ziyi Zhang), Nominated (HKFCS Award, Best Film, Best Screenplay | Kar-Wai Wong)
2005 NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS - Won (NYFCC Award, Best Cinematographer | Christopher Doyle, Yiu-Fai Lai, Pung-Leung Kwan, Best Foreign Language Film | China/France/Germany/Hong Kong)
2004 TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2004 - Won (Jury Prize, Best Actor | Tony Chiu-Wai Leung), Won (Special Jury Prize | Christopher Doyle (director of photography)), Nominated (Grand Prize | Kar-Wai Wong )

2046 is the second selection in our MASTERS: WONG KAR-WAI series.

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The Calgary Cinematheque is proud to showcase the films of Wong Kar-Wai as part of the Masters series. Wong Kar-Wai is a genuine auteur whose signature style is instantly recognizable in his films due to the presence of eye-popping visuals, memorable music and characters that linger long in the memory. He has redefined cinema by freeing it from the shackles of traditional scripts and instead turned cinema into a stylish art form where each frame exudes colour and rich emotions.

Wong Kar-Wai is interested in exploring spaces where humans interact, where they make connections or where they narrowly miss each other. He undertakes this exploration by portraying moments which involve glances, an encounter, an affair, heartbreak and agony. These scenes are not presented in silence but are instead stitched together with breathtaking music resulting in seductive, immersive and emotional experiences. This depiction of moments with memorable music gives his film a universal feel and that is a big reason why his films have gotten recognition around the world. His films could be set in Hong Kong or Buenos Aires yet the mood and feelings his characters evoke could take place in any country in the world.

The four films selected by the Calgary Cinematheque highlight the core style of Wong Kar-Wai but also illustrate the range of his filmmaking and the diverse topics he covered.

We look forward to seeing you there! With more news about our 10th Anniversary Season being released every week, stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Member Newsletter. We'd love to hear from you.


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