DirkH’s review published on Letterboxd:
I love the stupidity of holding on to what has moved on.
I love the smallness of the biggest emotion we know.
I love the pain that doesn't seem to leave but you know somehow it will.
I love seeing love.
And I love how Wong Kar-Wai manages to capture all of the above and mold it into a piece of visual poetry, instilled with the melancholy, pain, joy, frivolity and promise our species' most powerful four letter word possesses.
Even in isolation, Wong Kar-Wai manages to find love in two completely different tales, that pass within 0,01 cm of each other briefly giving the other a glance of desperate recognition. Chungking Express is about our need for companionship, the fleeting repetitive nature of life and the energy finding someone can give, even if only for a very short time.
For a hopeless romantic like me and for everyone who as ever loved and lost like me, this is a beautiful and bountiful big bowl of bittersweet candy.