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Portrait of WONG KAR-WAI. Courtesy Sotheby

Continuing the auction-house craze for digital collectibles, on September 6 Sotheby’s revealed a new collaboration with director Wong Kar-wai. At the Modern Art Evening Sale on October 9 in Hong Kong, the famed Hong Kong director will sell previously unreleased footage from the first production day of his award-winning 2000 film In the Mood for Love in the form of an NFT. Titled In The Mood For Love – Day One and running 91 seconds, the clips portray stars Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung as characters different from those in the film. Also on the block will be Leslie Cheung’s yellow jacket, worn by the late legendary actor in Wong’s film Happy Together (1997). To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wong’s production house, Jet Tone Films, a sale on October 10 will feature 30 collectibles chosen by Wong, including film props, costumes, posters, photographs, and box sets.