28 February, 2019 7:30 PM

Chungking Express

Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1994 | 102 minutes

Every day, Cop 223 buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he’ll get over his lost love. He’s also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig, oblivious of the fact she’s a drug dealer. Cop 663 is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.

Wong Kar-wai’s instant cult classic-cum-pop anthem Chungking Express, which captured the brazen incandescence of a rebellious filmmaker. Its bifurcated tale of Hong Kong love stories, a catchy soundtrack, and comely characters, an amorous merry-go-round whose circumference remarkably encircled a seedy, dangerous underground and a fluorescent, family-friendly fast-food counter, dangling unresolved beginnings and endings.