Cannes Film Festival 2000: Best Actor, Technical Grand Prize
Cesar Awards: Best Foreign Film
Nominated for the Critics’ Choice Awards: Best Film not in an English language
Critics Circle, New York: Best Cinematography , Best Foreign Film
Hong Kong, 1962. Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai) is the editor of a local newspaper. He moves with his wife to live in a building inhabited mainly by Shanghai residents. There he meets Lizhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk), a young woman who has just settled in the same building with her husband. She works as a secretary and her husband is always away on business.
As Chow’s wife is also always away from home, Li-zhen y Chow spend more and more time together and become close friends. One day, both discover something about their spouses. (FILMAFFINITY).
“Wong Kar-Wai surpasses himself and delivers one of the most memorable films of recent years. A simple melodrama narrated with unusual courage and unimaginable perfection in contemporary cinema. (…) Thanks to the directors passion and the films lighting, the film is a deep whispered reflection on relationships, friendship and love. A marvel.” (Miguel Ángel Palomo: Diario El País).