Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Apr 27 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Director:Wong Kar-wai
Featuring:Maggie Cheung
Andy Lau
Runtime:102 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1988
Production Country:Hong Kong


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, as part of Bijou's After Hours series.

FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $8.00 for general public!

Every After Hours show includes a PRIZE DRAWING before the screening!

"As Tears Go By announced the presence of a genuine Hong Kong new waveas well as an ambitious cineaste."—J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"The results are exhilarating: an early brawl in a pool hall fairly leaps off the screen."—J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

4K DCP Restoration!

Wong Kar-wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hyper-cool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. Set amidst Hong Kong’s ruthless, neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge stars Andy Lau as a small-time mob enforcer who finds himself torn between a burgeoning romance with his ailing cousin (Maggie Cheung) and his loyalty to his loose cannon partner in crime (Jacky Cheung) whose reckless attempts to make a name for himself unleash a spiral of violence. Marrying the pulp pleasures of the gritty Hong Kong action drama with hints of the head-rush romanticism Wong Kar-wai would push to intoxicating heights throughout the 1990s, As Tears Go By was a box office smash that heralded the arrival of one of contemporary cinema’s most electrifying talents.

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