Chungking Express: Step Printing, Dutch Angle & Expiration Date - Part 1

Wong Kar-wai’s 1994 film Chungking Express tells the story of two separate but parallel relationships that briefly intersect around the midpoint of the film. In part 1 of 2 of this series on the film, Permission to Cinema discusses some of the techniques Wong Kar-wai uses to mirror the complex emotions of the characters in the first story, including Dutch angle, step printing and the recurring motif of time.




Dutch Angle

Romantic Drama

Wong Kar-wai