空山靈雨 (Raining in the Mountain) 1979 Ages 15+

8.00PM Fri 10 Jun 2022 (2hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘More than just a remarkably photographed caper heist staged in the most unlikely setting of a serene Buddhist monastery, Raining in the Mountain sets itself apart from the typically action-heavy wuxia genre by a greater emphasis on the intriguing battles of wits and minds. Intentionally muted in its violence, the film’s limited fight scenes were masterfully choreographed inspired by the stylistic moves of traditional Peking Opera. In Raining in the Mountain, King Hu delivers an engaging spiritual journey and reflects profoundly on Buddhist philosophy about morals, renunciation, karmic retribution and enlightenment.’ Far East Film Festival

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 120 MINUTES, TAIWAN, HONG KONG, MANDARIN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR: KING HU / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HENRY CHAN / CAST: FENG HSU, YUEH SUN, CHUN SHIH / PRINT SOURCE /RIGHTS: TAIWAN FILM AND AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP