I do have this tendency to raise eyebrows on individuals who seem to talk about Wong Kar Wai and highlight 2046 and In the Mood for Love as their favourites. I simply go on concluding they barely know WKW. It's either their memory is too recent or these are the only films they've seen from him. In my case, I seem to have a leaning over his early works like Les Anges déchus and Nos années sauvages. Lately, I've been much too consumed by Nos années sauvages with a particular liking towards Yuddy, Leslie Cheung's character in this film.
An anti-hero can exude this certain elegance for me. He could be somewhere between a sadist to a hedonist to a libertine but the point is not really pinpointing any particularity with this anti-hero. What rather makes sense is his refusal to look too composed or made up to fall under the trap of those canonised film characters throughout film history. It rather seems like the highly questionable domain that rests on the clichés of a vertige hollywoodien (which almost the entire world is confined in). Perhaps my particularities have a leaning towards Melville's anti-heros like Jef Costello, to a kind of decadence in a manière très pasolinien, or rather simply les réminescences feliniennes.
As for Yuddy, I deeply find his character beyond appealing. At times to rest myself away from l'orde du banal, I yearn to be like him- careless, rebellious, and égoïste. Apparently, la vie quotidienne is one of the greatest maladies that the bourgeois societies all over the world have systematically created. Right now, I seem to be lost in this kind of homage to a fictional character who makes me see enlightenment à rebrousse-poil.