Narrative Symmetry in CHUNGKING EXPRESS

Narrative Symmetry in CHUNGKING EXPRESS

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 17

David Bordwell unpacks Wong Kar-wai’s intricate approach to double-pronged storytelling in one of the defining works of nineties cinema.

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Narrative Symmetry in CHUNGKING EXPRESS
  • Narrative Symmetry in CHUNGKING EXPRESS

    Episode 1

    David Bordwell unpacks Wong Kar-wai’s intricate approach to double-pronged storytelling in one of the defining works of nineties cinema.

  • Chungking Express

    Episode 2

    Directed by Wong Kar-wai • 1994 • Hong Kong

    The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-l...