2046 Directed by Wong Kar Wai

No one captures the ache of missed romantic connections like the director of "In the Mood for Love." In this gorgeously melancholic fresco of love affairs, Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a womanizing pulp-fiction writer in '60s Hong Kong whose fragmented memories shuttle between the beautiful women in his life, including Ziyi Zhang and Gong Li. The ravishing images are tinged with regret and loss: no passion can assuage the jaded hero's solitude.