Chungking Express by Wong Kar-wai (Hong Kong, 1994, 102 min.). Kar-wai populates Chungking Express with characters dark and comic, magical and existential in this defining work of ’90s cinema. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express takeout restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. The layered soundtrack combines the busy streets of Hong Kong, jazz music, and the iconic song, “California Dreamin’ ” into a film filled with romantic longing. Digital presentation.