Urban Studies Film Series: In the Mood for Love
Thursday, 4/17 at 6 PM
Sloate Media Center
Lehman Hall 302
 
Aching with subdued passion and romantic melancholy, In the Mood for Love is a period piece set in 1962 Hong Kong about two next-door neighbors flirting with the idea of an affair. Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) works as a secretary while her husband goes on long business trips to Japan. Across the hall, Chow (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) is a newspaper editor whose wife is also frequently out of town. The two strike up a cordial, politely distant friendship, but a series of events pull them closer and closer together as the prospect of infidelity looms in the distance. Elegant and lyrical without being stuffy or stiff, this understated period drama premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 and was nominated for the Palme d'Or.
 
Free screening! All Columbia and Barnard students are invited. No RSVP necessary; just show up.