This anthology film features the works of three visionary auteurs with disparate styles and approaches. In Wong Kar-Wai's "The Hand," a high-class call girl (Li Gong) plays on the fantasies of an apprentice tailor (Chen Chang). Steven Soderbergh's witty "Equilibrium" finds an ad man (Robert Downey Jr.) distressed by a recurring dream, and Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Dangerous Thread of Things" chronicles an affluent couple's troubled union.
In this loose sequel to Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung Chiu-wai returns as struggling writer Chow Mo-wan, but now he's a boozing womanizer who writes soft porn. Through time travel and parallel worlds, this lushly photographed romantic drama explores Mo-wan's relationships with various women, including the one he truly loves, Su Lizhen (Gong Li). 2046 premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
In the 1940s, director Sam Fuller dove deep into the jungles of the Amazon to film what he hoped would become a John Wayne classic. There, he got to know the Karaja Indians, who generously allowed him to make his movie in their community. Joined by groundbreaking helmers Jim Jarmusch and director Mika Kaurismaki, Fuller relives the challenges he faced during that time and ruminates on his life as a filmmaker.