In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love ★★★★★

"in the old days, if someone had a secret they didn't want to share... you know what they did?"
"no idea."
"they went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. then they covered it with mud. and leave the secret there forever."
"what a pain! i'd just go get laid."

still probably the definitive cinematic depiction of romantic longing and loneliness. every texture, color, composition, song and overall stylistic flourish contributing to an intense mood of lush melancholy. also helps that most of this movie is just two of the hottest hong kong actors of all time, sitting around beautiful mise-en-scène in beautiful clothing, smoking and eating noodles sensually.