"We love what we can't have, and we can't have what we love"

Wong Kar-wai is Hong Kong's finest film auteur, the director of eight movies including the long-awaited 2046. He met with Time Asia's Bryan Walsh at the Moon Garden Tea House near his production company's offices in Hong Kong:

TIME: 2046 debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May, but I've heard that you've made changes since then. How much has the film been altered?
Wong: It hasn't changed much. We just switched the sequence of certain scenes, and took out a few other scenes to compensate, because we are in a rush to catch...

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