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— by Stephanie Li: Few Chinese auteurs have visualized the way in which loneliness can rip the fabric of the soul more blatantly than Wong Kar-wai, a maverick Hong Kong art-house filmmaker. Loneliness — its misery, its narratives, its antidotes, its eventual confrontation — permeates his movies.

Whether in a room flooded with neon-lit giant ads in the densely populated Hong Kong, or a grungy apartment in Buenos Aires, Wong captures not only the nocturnality in Edward Hopper’s paintings but the illuminating insight into the universal human experience amidst its acme of 21st-century urban loneliness…

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