Plot: He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention.....to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back- except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change.
«Like some avant-garde filmmakers and like his contemporary, Hou Hsiao-hsien of Taiwan, among precious few others these days, Mr. Wong makes movies, still a young art, that create meaning through visual images, not just words. »
«2046 is Wong’s most complex film to date, playing in stark contrast to In the Mood for Love, his most structurally compact work. Seamlessly moving back and forth in time, leaping from reality to fantasy while all the while observing the symbiotic nature of the two, this is a film that definitely requires multiple viewings to get one’s head fully around. (After three viewings, I’m positive there’s still quite a bit that I haven’t yet picked up on.)»
«all the more time to watch cigarette smoke curling towards a ruined ceiling, the shifting of colors on the women’s chic, high-necked dresses, the smile that occasionally drifts across Leung’s rakish womanizer’s face; like most of Wong’s work, 2046 is ultimately more narcotic than cinema, and another hit is always welcome.»
«If “2046″ sounds complicated, it’s really not. Wong uses a fractured narrative to keep things interesting, taking the action back and forth between different points in the timeline. It’s not really as hard to follow as it sounds, since when all is said and done, time is really not much of an issue. »
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