Kung Fu Weekend - Film #2
'A Touch of Zen' (Taiwan) (1971)
This is the second night in MOPA's Taiwan Cinema Spotlight of: King Hu
Get out and get your Kung Fu on!
"This is King Hu's magnum opus, at once a sprawling epic drama of religious proportions and an anthology of brilliant action set pieces, including one that famously inspired the bamboo forest scene in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. 'A Touch of Zen' won a technical award at Cannes in 1975, the first prize ever won by a Chinese-language film in one of the world's top festivals."
Who is...King Hu?
"King Hu is revered as a wildly creative and impeccable craftsman of the wuxia genre. While other directors experimented across genres and unleashed countless films per year, Hu was the perfectionist with a razor-sharp vision of Chinese aesthetics and philosophy, and how those principles could translate into bravura action editing, elaborate staging, and cutting-edge special effects.
The director made his greatest films in the exploding Taiwanese film industry of the 1960s and early 70s. With two newly-restored prints, “King Hu in Taiwan” explores the filmmaker at his prime, and is the first spotlight on Hu ever in San Diego."
Creator of this Event: Robb
When and Where: Meet in the lobby at 6:30pm and head to our seats at 6:40pm
Film Length: This film is 3 hours and 20 minutes in length, so you'll want to plan accordingly.
Tickets: $10 - I suggest you buy tickets ahead of time. Although this is a 200+ seat theater…it's also a pretty rare event. Turnout could be low or it could be packed.
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