魔 (The Boxer's Omen) 1983 Ages 18+

8.00PM Wed 13 Oct 2021 (1hr 45mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The Boxer’s Omen will screen from an imported 35mm print.

Among the wildest cinematic trips ever unleashed on screen, The Boxer's Omen is a phantasmagorical odyssey like no other. Beginning as the story of a boxer who seeks revenge on the man who paralysed his brother during a fight, the film diffuses into a broader tale of black magic and spiritualism. The boxer is guided by the ghost of a monk who claims to be his twin brother from a past life and informs him that their fates are intertwined in a realm beyond his understanding.

Directed by cult auteur Kuei Chih-Hung and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, The Boxer's Omen finds its closest parallels in the psychedelic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky. It delivers a seemingly endless stream of unforgettable images that range from the transcendent to the grotesque, all coated in classic Hong Kong genre film verve. An unmissable experience for those who want to dive into the deepest hallucinatory recesses of cinema.

Please note: this film contains impactful scenes of violence.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 105 MINUTES, HONG KONG, CANTONESE/MANDARIN/TAGALOG (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: KUEI CHIH-HUNG / SCRIPT: ON SZETO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HSIN-YEH LI / EDITOR: CHING-SHEN CHEN / PROD CO: SHAW BROTHERS / PRINT SOURCE: AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE, AUSTIN / RIGHTS: CELESTIAL PICTURES / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM