2046 + Tales For The Rest Of Us
Mon 7 March 2005 // 20:00
(Kar-Wai / 2004 / Hong Kong (subtitles) / 129 mins / 35mm / cert 12a)
(Fri 4th + Sun 6th-Thurs 10th @ 8pm + Sat 5th @ 4pm / £4/3/2ttt)
In this new feature, a sequel of sorts to Kar-Wai's IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, journalist Chow (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai) returns to Hong Kong in the late 1960s, an unhappy man trying to exorcise the love of his past with a string of frivolous sexual liaisons - including a stay with Bai Ling (Zhang Ziyi of CROUCHING TIGER and HERO fame). Inspired by these episodes, Chow writes an erotic
science-fiction novel called '2046', about a mysterious train which takes passengers on a one-way journey to a future year where they hope to recapture their lost memories. The director spent 4 years editing the piece and it shows! It is an object of rarely witnessed refinement and complexity, with some of the most satisfying futurescapes seen on screen since BLADE RUNNER.
TALES FOR THE REST OF US, a new film by Carmel Doohan will precede each screening. In a cardboard city, where reality is a fairytale with pages missing, what would make a happy ending?