Days of Being Wild
阿飛正傳Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, 1991 Hong Kong Film Awards
#2 Best Hong Kong Film of All Time, Time Out Hong Kong (2022)
#3 Best Chinese Film of All Time, Hong Kong Film Awards (2005)
In 1960s Hong Kong, Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) and Lizhen (Maggie Cheung) count the seconds in a minute. Each tick, each breath entombed forever in the space between two strangers. These are the days of being mysterious, flirtatious, reprehensible, and irresistible. Reveling alongside them are Mimi (Carina Lau), Tide (Andy Lau), and an unnamed man in Hong Kong cinema’s most enigmatic cameo. When all fades to black, Anita Mui slinks in with the closing song. With DAYS OF BEING WILD, director Wong Kar-wai catapulted to legendary status and Leslie Cheung found his definitive role.