About Days of Being Wild/Ah fei jing juen

Luddy is a devastatingly handsome Hong Kong lothario who seduces and abandons women without guilt. When he sets his sights on a lovely shop girl, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events leading to obsession, self-discovery, and shocking violence. [95 min; drama, romance, crime; Cantonese with English subtitles]

This screening will be preceded by an introduction from Chancellor Michael A. McRobbie.

"More than a romantic allegory for the character's own trajectory, [the] story evokes an expression of the impossibility of reinventing that which has already disappeared—a pursuit which only memory and cinema can realize." — Aliza Ma, Reverse Shot

"With its scattered characters, near-absence of narrative, and staccato rhythm (long stretches of hushed conversation punctuated by violent outbursts), the movie achingly embodies a particular state of ennui in 1960s Hong Kong." — Ryan Swen, Brooklyn Magazine

"There are images in Days that can make your heart stop for no other reason than that they're perfect." — Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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