Recommendation by Lemi
In Wong Kar-wai’s second directorial film, “Days of Being Wild,” the camera jumps right into a nondescript building. The quiet and aging corner turns out to be the South China Athletic Association. The camera first trails behind a man as he struts to a little stall and buys a bottle of soda—all the while flirting with the shopkeeper. Contrary to the romantic-comedy meet-cutes, this “boy-meets-girl” scenario sets a tumultuous relationship into motion. Yuddy, the charismatic (but problematic) man, meets withdrawn Su Lizhen. It all begins in a single minute of friendship...