On the surface a bitter romance between two gay lovers halfway across the world in Argentina, Happy Together is also a potent commentary on an uncertain future - the two men's faultline-riddled relationship a potent commentary on the uncertain future faced by British Hong Kong’s LGBTQ+ community as the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from the UK to China approached.
Filmed by Wong’s go-to cinematographer, Christopher Doyle, in a refined mix of saturation and monochrome, Happy Together is made up of magical fragments woven together to create a beautiful piece of unforgettable cinema.
Dir: Wong Kar-wai
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung, Chen Chang
Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea 1997, 93mins