About 2046

A train in a futuristic landscape takes passengers to a place where they can recapture their memories, a place from which no one has ever returned. This is the premise of a novel by the womanizing sci-fi writer Chow, who engages in passionate affairs with a series of intriguing women he meets at the Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. As Chow's lovers offer him inspiration for his writing, reality blends with fiction, and the past commingles with the future. [127 min; romance, drama; Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles]

"An ecstatically beautiful film...Mr. Wong makes movies, still a young art, that create meaning through visual images, not just words." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Quite simply an incomparably sublime work of art, a triumph of lyricism over narrative in the cinema, and the most exquisite homage to the beauty of women it has ever been my privilege to witness on the screen." — Andrew Sarris, The Observer

"The romantic fatalism is so lush that you're invited to get lost in it." — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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