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A 4k restoration of In the Mood for Love will be shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

Aren't we all in the mood for it?

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The Cannes Film Festival announced last week that it's going to show a 4k restoration of Wong Kar-wai’s 2000 classic In the Mood for Love this May before its international re-release this summer, and with the director himself being present no less.

Taking place in Hong Kong in the 1960s, In the Mood for Love is a story about the development of tender feelings between journalist Chow Mo-wan (played by Tony Leung) and secretary Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung), who find out that their spouses are having an affair with each other. Leung won Best Actor at Cannes in 2000 for his role in the movie.

It’s now confirmed that the movie will be released internationally from this summer, which includes cinemas in the US, UK, Australia, Japan and South Korea. It’s not yet known if it’s going to be shown in cinemas in Mainland China, which missed its initial release 20 years ago.

However, the prospect is rather optimistic considering how successful the release of a 4k restoration of Giuseppe Tornatore’s classic The Legend of 1900 was across China last November. The movie earned 130 million RMB (18.5 million USD) two weeks after its run, surpassing the movie’s total earnings of the past two decades, according to SCMP. We're definitely in the mood for it.

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