In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love ★★★★

Thank you to isabelluhh from the Letterboxd Discord for this recommendation!

To be honest, I'd be lying if I said I understood this film. A lot of it went over my head. I am almost certain that my score for this film will go up when I rewatch it, because I'll understand certain scenes better. That said, I am head over heels in love with the cinematography in this film. I have seen very few films that manage to use the camera in a way that is so expressive. The film hardly needed its dialogue as I think the way the camera is used speaks volumes about the characters and the world. In general the visual style of the film is fantastic, there are some gorgeous costumes and sets. The actors do a great job and the writing is top notch, there really isn't anything to complain about with this film - I just didn't understand it. I am looking forward to seeing it again at some point and raising my score.

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