Wong Kar Wai's breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his signature swooning style. The first film in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie drifts through the Hong Kong of the 1960s with a band of wayward twenty-somethings--including a disaffected playboy (Leslie Cheung) searching for his birth mother, a lovelorn woman (Maggie Cheung) hopelessly enamored with him, and a policeman (Andy Lau) caught in the middle of their turbulent relationship--who pull together and push apart in a cycle of frustrated desire. The director's inaugural collaboration with both cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who lends the film its gorgeously gauzy texture, and actor Tony Leung, who appears briefly in a tantalizing teaser for a never-realized sequel, Days of Being Wild is an exhilarating expression of Wong's trademark themes of time, dislocation, and restless yearning. This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L'Immagine Ritrovata and One Cool. A Janus Films release.

  • 1 hr 34 minNR
  • Dec 4, 2020
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Andy LauActor

    Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same time. In the 1990s, Lau was branded by the media as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop. Lau was entered into the Guinness World Records for the "Most Awards Won by a Cantopop Male Artist". By April 2000, he had already won a total unprecedented 292 awards. In 2005, Lau was awarded "No.1 Box office Actor 1985-2005" of Hong Kong, yielding a total box office of HKD 1,733,275,816 for shooting 108 films in the past 20 years. In 2007, Lau was also awarded the "Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia" by the Nielsen Company.
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  • Leslie CheungActor

  • Maggie CheungActor

  • Wong Kar WaiDirector

  • Wong Kar WaiProducer

  • Rover TangProducer

  • Wong Kar WaiWriter