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Photo documentation of In the Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai and Hong Kong, performance: 40 min 35 sec, at Sydney Opera House, 2020. Photo by Daniel Boud. All images courtesy Sydney Opera House. 

Nominated for a Palme d’Or when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love portrays an unfurling romance between two lonely neighbors whose respective partners are having an affair. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, Chinese-Australian artists Rainbow Chan, Marcus Whale, and Eugene Choi collaborated on In the Mood A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai and Hong Kong, a live-streamed performance commissioned by the Sydney Opera House comprising musical vignettes that reimagine elements of the iconic movie through original music, theater, choreography, and spoken word.

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