Sunday, March 13, 2005

Just caught Wong Kar Wai's "2046". I don't think it's his best work but it was certainly a beautiful film, it's characters full of aloofness and unfulfilled longing. The narrator Chow Mo Wan (played wonderfully by Tony Leung) is held captive by his memories, a man unaware he is merely chasing ghosts. It made me uneasy to watch his story unfold. I sank low in my chair and squirmed uncomfortably. I suppose it's because his character speaks to me, with his misdirected affections and his calculated coldness. I see myself in him...

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