Initially conceived as part of Wong’s 1994 film Chungking Express (also screening as part of this season) Fallen Angels eventually took on a life of its own and whilst it shares a lot of DNA with its predecessor it features a much darker, moodier tone. In its first tale a hitman wants out of his life of crime, unaware that his female partner has strong feelings for him and is not going to give him up easily. The second follows a young mute who has escaped jail is enlisted by a women to help find her ex-boyfriend's new lover. Featuring a dry streak of humour and stunningly shot in the neon lit night-time Hong Kong streets Fallen Angels demonstrated that Chungking Express was no fluke and established Wong Kar-wai as a vital new name in international cinema.
“An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of bold young people.” - Los Angeles Times
Screening in a new 4K restoration, supervised and approved by Wong Kar Wai.
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