Filming In the Mood for Love was the most difficult experience of my career. We began shooting two years ago, amid the Asian economic crisis. During the two years since then we have been through a lot: problems with censors, the departure of some members of my crew and the challenge of telling an intimate story about only two people. We are physically and financially exhausted.

I'm always being asked when I will make the second part of Days of Being Wild, a film I remember with great affection. Over the years, I often asked myself the same question. Time moved on, but I kept looking for an answer.

In the Mood for Love happily reunites me with Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung. In a sense, this film answers the question I've been asking myself for so long.

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