In the Mood for Maggie Cheung

November 3–December 16, 2017

Moving effortlessly between genres and languages, this iconic contemporary actress imbues each of her characters with uncommon wit, strength, and grace.

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  • Irma Vep

  • Center Stage

  • Green Snake

  • In the Mood for Love

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Past Films

  • Hero

    • Saturday, December 16 8:15 PM
    Zhang Yimou
    China, 2002

    Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, and Tony Leung Chiu-wai propel Zhang Yimou’s gorgeously colorful wuxia tribute, set in ancient China. “Not so much a historical epic as a kind of highly determined ballet” (New Yorker).

  • Center Stage

    • Thursday, November 30 7 PM
    • Saturday, December 9 8 PM
    Stanley Kwan
    Hong Kong, 1991

    Imported 35mm Print

    Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwan’s modernist biopic on the life and tragic early death of Chinese film star Ruan Lingyu. “A masterpiece . . . the greatest Hong Kong film I've seen” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

  • Green Snake

    • Saturday, December 2 8:15 PM
    Tsui Hark
    Hong Kong, 1993

    Hong Kong action maestro Tsui Hark delivers a wildly over-the-top wuxia fantasy about two snake sisters (Maggie Cheung and Joey Wang) so fascinated (or disgusted) with mankind that they take human form.

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    • Sunday, November 26 7 PM
    Peter Chan
    Hong Kong, 1996

    Based on a song by legendary singer Teresa Teng, this romance about two mainland Chinese immigrants (Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai) in Hong Kong and then New York City won Best Picture, Director, and Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

  • Clean

    • Friday, November 17 7 PM
    Olivier Assayas
    France, 2004

    Maggie Cheung was awarded Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a junkie trying to get clean in order to win back her young son. Nick Nolte costars.

  • In the Mood for Love

    • Friday, November 10 7 PM
    Wong Kar-wai
    Hong Kong, 2000

    Imported 35mm Print

    Wong Kar-wai’s romantic masterpiece tracks the relationship between two neighbors (Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-wai) in early 1960s Hong Kong. “Has a strong claim to being the best-looking film you’ll ever see” (Empire).

  • Irma Vep

    • Friday, November 3 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, November 5 7 PM
    Olivier Assayas
    France, 1996

    Maggie Cheung plays “herself” as an actress suffering through ego battles and other disasters on a French indie film shoot. With short Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung.