taree994’s review published on Letterboxd:
"He didn't turn back. It's as if he boarded a very long train headed for a drowsy future through the unfathomable night."
2046, a.k.a the third and the last installment of the famous trilogy by Wong Kar Wai after Days of Being Wild (1990) and In the Mood for Love (2000), is a proof as well as an explanation over his title as the master of longing and loneliness.
Took quite a long time for me to complete the trilogy and I finished it with no chronological order. I started with In the Mood for Love and got stunned by the storyline because it hurt me badly in the chest that I needed to get ready to watch another two related films as I knew that it's a part of Wong's trilogy. Then yesterday I watched Days of Being Wild and my curiosity grew as the story ends that I finally dediced to watch 2046 right away before it's too late. First of all... layers. Layers, layers, layers. Damn. You'll never get over the other two films as it plays, familiar faces and narratives and scenes here and there, Wong's typical neon lights aesthetic shoot & slow-motion scenes, train of thoughts that stay in your head until the story unravels perfectly. In 2046 the desire of longing is way too strong that I was unable to cry eventhough my chest got hurt again so badly.
Wong Kar Wai? The master of loneliness and longing? Indeed.