Screen/Society--AMI Showcase: Chris Doyle Retrospective--"Happy Together"
Film Screening: "Happy Together" (Wong Kar Wai, 1997, 96 min, Hong Kong, in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish with English subtitles, color, 35mm) -- Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a tango bar to save up for his trip home. When a beaten and bruised Po-Wing reappears, Yiu-Fai is empathetic but is unable to enter a more intimate relationship. After all, Po-Wing is not ready to settle down. Yiu-Fai now works in a Chinese restaurant and meets the youthful Chang from Taiwan. Yiu-Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po-Wing's life shatters continually in contrast. -- Made possible with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. -- Among other awards, won Best Director (Wong) at Cannes, 1997. -- Introduced by Steve Milligan, cinematographer and Duke Teaching Fellow! (Q&A to follow) --View trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Dh6Jdc18c