5/5 A masterful, beautifully shot, strongly resonant film where a series of interconnected heartbroken and conflicted characters hurt each other in an endless vicious cycle of unfulfilled longings and loose ends. This is Wong Kar Wai at its most pessimistic, while Chungking Express, 4 years later, is him at its most optimistic, where love is just around the corner.
This movie captures something of the mood, the rhythm, and the pathos of life. Or at least, my life. Plus it's just one of the coolest movies. Almost all of WKW movies are among the coolest movies of all time. A movie both as timeless and time haunted as the name suggests it would be. One of the GOAT. Real talk.
Watching DAYS OF BEING WILD is like having a dream. As if - it took me to somewhere that I've never been. But that place is familiar to me. Maybe it's because Christopher Doyle's wonderful cinematography. I think director Wong Kar-Wai nailed it with this movie. DAYS OF BEING WILD perfectly captured human's emotion from its actors/actresses. It also succeed to capture human's restlessness and every problems of them...
so I guess there's several different versions of this? the very last scene on the one I watched had Tony Leung getting ready to go out, and the implications on that scene and how it connects to "in the mood for love" are amazing. this film, though, feels like a lesser, though much more ambitious, version of its sequel - the best part about it, however, is just how much better it makes this trilogy, in the long run.