Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) – Wong Kar-Wai (1999)

Happy Together is a 1997 Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, that depicts a turbulent romance between two men. The English title is inspired by The Turtles‘ 1967 song, which is covered by Danny Chung on the film’s soundtrack; the Chinese title (previously used for Michelangelo Antonioni‘s Blowup) is an idiomatic expression suggesting “the exposure of something indecent.”

Ho Po-Wing (Leslie Cheung) and Lai Yiu-fai (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), a couple from pre-handover Hong Kong, visit Argentina hoping to renew their ailing relationship. The two have a pattern of abuse, followed by break-ups and reconciliations. One of their goals in Argentina is to visit the Iguazu waterfalls, which serves as a leitmotif in the movie.

The film received positive reviews from several film festivals, including a win for Best Director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

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