in the mood

September 16, 2011

I don’t know many people who’ve seen Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love and not walked away completely inspired. Amazing cinematography aside, I’ve always felt that a good part appeal stemmed from its inherently art-house soul: where the story is told by the audience’s ability to read between the lines via colour, music, and silent heart-rending looks from the actors.

Its true genius however lies in its inclusive nature – it never tries to be too smart for its viewers, and so unlike similarly moody films that alienate through affected depth, this film is easy to understand and appreciate.

I could go on forever, but I’ll stop myself here and get to the good part: Numéro China’s homage in this month’s issue. I know you’ve probably seen many magazines’ clumsy attempts to reproduce the movie in photo shoots, but I think you’ll agree this is one of the better tributes paid to Wong’s masterpiece. Enjoy:

Photos via Fashion Gone Rogue.