Film

A Touch of Zen

 
 
Fri, Jun 6, 2014
  • 7:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 200min
FORMAT: 35mm
LANGUAGE: In Mandarin with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
 
 
 
 
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Directed by King Hu | 1971

With Hsu Feng, Roy Chiao, Bai Ying

"King Hu has not ignored traditional mayhem here, but he has demonstrated that pictorial artistry, Zen mysticism, and the stylized martial arts can make a fascinating mix."
—The New York Times

Hu’s masterpiece is a mind-meltingly mystical tale of a female warrior (Hsu) who must fight for her life when the corrupt Ming dynasty targets her and her entire family for extermination. The first Chinese film to win a prize at Cannes, A Touch of Zen is part martial-arts epic, part ghost story, and part metaphysical reflection on Buddhist philosophy that bursts off the screen with Hu’s knockout visual flourishes, including the unforgettable image of a monk who bleeds gold.