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— by Jing Zhang: This year marks the 20th anniversary of Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love, arguably the Hong Kong film – and certainly the one that exported a romantic, nostalgia-tinged vision of that city to a global audience.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival, cancelled due to Covid-19, was expected to celebrate the movie. It was also a film significant to a then-relatively inexperienced photographer, Wing Shya, who captured still shots of protagonist lovers Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung under moody lights and dramatic shadows…
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