山中傳奇 (Legend of the Mountain) 1979 Ages 15+

1.30PM Sat 20 Nov 2021 (3hrs 12mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Legend of the Mountain will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

Newly restored in 4K and returned to its full original runtime, King Hu's Legend of the Mountain is an extraordinary supernatural epic. A young scholar is tasked with translating a Buddhist sutra. As he journeys through the mountains, he meets two mysterious figures and soon reality and the fantastical — ghosts and the living — become one stunning sensorial synthesis. Shot in the South Korean countryside, Hu's film features some of cinema's most vivid depictions of natural beauty. It is a mesmerisingly languorous  film that uses the cinematic language of wuxia that Hu himself developed in its exploration of spirituality, myth and worlds beyond our own.

CREDITS

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