In The Mood For Love at Christie Pits Film Festival
What would city life be without the space for private retreat? Wong Kar-Wai’s masterful work of romantic formalism, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE looks to the unassuming corners of Hong Kong - tiny food shops, narrow alleys, corridors of shared apartments, cramped office spaces - to frame richly detailed, brightly coloured mise-en-scènes in this story of intoxicating desire, loneliness, intimacy, and beauty. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE is Wong at the top of his craft, and the pinnacle of 90s Hong Kong cinema.
An ode to uncompromising visual artists and "Cinematic Cities", tonight’s CPFF programme will feature a montage of experimental short films that similarly make use of the richness of mise-en-scène and the power of saturated colour in depicting a cityscape.
Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 6pm by Feasto Dumpling Food Truck, Eva's Original Chimneys & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Feature films are screened with captioning
More info at ChristiePitsff.com
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)
With short films
WELCOME TO YESTERDAY (Gayle Ye, 2017)
NUMBERS (Dan Browne, 2011)
QUEEN’S QUAY (Stephen Broomer, 2013)
THIS TOWN OF TORONTO… (Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, 2012)
CPFF thanks Lead Sponsor Waterfront Toronto
Co-presented by Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)