You Can Livestream A Dreamy Tribute To In The Mood For Love Courtesy Of The Sydney Opera House

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Celebrate Wong Kar-wai’s classic from home.

In The Mood For Love captivated audiences around the world when it was released 20 years ago. To transport us back to the magic and whimsy of Wong Kar-wai’s universe, In the Mood, A Love Letter to Wong Kar-Wai and Hong Kong is streaming live from the Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Stage this Saturday September 26, as part of its weekly digital program, From Our House to Yours. You can experience the magic for yourself and stream it here.

Reimagined by three talented Chinese-Australian performers, the performance is primed to be an absolute delight for cinema lovers.

The livestreamed version of the slow, moody and heavily stylised film will see all the elements of the original come to life. You can expect an extravagant theatrical set and authentic ’60s style costumes. Also in the offing is a sax-drenched rendition of the film’s memorable and romantic soundtrack. New music by Chinese-Australian artists Rainbow Chan and Marcus Whale, with narration by Eugene Choi will also be featured.

In the Mood : A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai and Hong Kong

In the Mood for Love dealt with many themes predominantly those of heartbreak, longing and loss. The movie is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time and especially revered for its cinematography. The excellent colour palette which is strikingly vivid along with the framing make for a visually spectacular experience.

Chan, Choi and Whale will be exploring their cultural heritage through this livestream event which echoes a deep nostalgia for their ancestral roots.

Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle will bring to the fore the ever-popular plush red imagery and Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung’s (from the original cast) famous costumes.


We’re keen to see this celebration of the visual masterpiece. Find more information here.


What: In the Mood — A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai and Hong Kong
Where: The Opera House’s streaming platform
When: Saturday, September 26
Time: 9pm AEST
Price: Available free and on demand

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