山中傳奇 (Legend of the Mountain) 1979 Ages 15+
6.00PM Wed 3 Nov 2021 (3hrs 12mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Legend of the Mountain will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
‘A travelling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. He discards his notions of reality as time and space collapse around him, bringing him face-to-face with ghostly visitations and a fantasia of color and light. King Hu (A Touch of Zen 1971) rose to prominence in the 60s and 70s as a visionary director of wuxia, a subgenre of samurai adventures dealing with sorcery and heroes. The new 4K restoration of his Legend of the Mountain shows Hu at the height of his powers; the astonishing glimpses of nature may suggest David Lean, but the reflective blend of myth and jaw-dropping action is uniquely Hu’s.’ Detroit Institute of Arts
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 192 MINUTES, TAIWAN/HONG KONG/SOUTH KOREA, MANDARIN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: KING HU / SCRIPT: LING CHUNG, KING HU / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HENRY CHAN / EDITORS: NAN HSIAO, KING HU / PROD CO: FENG NIAN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TAIWAN FILM AND AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K DCP