First Monday Movies @ Excelsior - July 7

Chungking Express
tells loosely interconnected stories about two lovelorn Hong Kong cops. Cop 223, who recently broke up with his girlfriend, becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman in a blonde wig (Brigitte Lin). Meanwhile Cop 663 (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) is also dealing with a breakup. He catches the eye of a free-spirited girl working in a snack bar. Shot using available lighting and found locations, Chungking Express manages to be experimental and accessible at the same time. Directed by Wong Kar-Wai. In Cantonese with English subtitles (1996/103 mins.)

Monday, July 7, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.