• Ashes of Time Redux

As part of its series of notable contemporary Hong King cinema, the Gene Siskel Film Center will screen two—count ’em, two!—films by master filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. The series has provided a grand opportunity to see a bevy of films by essential East Asian directors, including Tsui Hark and Johnnie To, while also showcasing works by lesser-known directors that speak to a unique and vibrant film culture. (I’m still kicking myself for missing Vulgaria, particularly after reading Ben Sachs’ glowing review.)

In the Mood for Love and Happy Together both screen this weekend—the former on Wed 12/5 at 3 PM, the latter on Mon 12/3, 8 PM. After the jump, check out my five favorite Wong films.