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October 18, 2012

Fall 2012 CCS Film Series: A Director King Hu Film Retrospective - Touch of Zen 侠女

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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by King Hu (胡金銓); Taiwan, 1971; 187 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

An acclaimed fight scene from the film:

“Touch of Zen 侠女” won significant critical acclaim and became the first Chinese language action film ever to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival, claiming the Technical Grand Prize award. A female fugitive being taken back to the city for execution, is befriended by Ku, a well-meaning but unambitious scholar and painter. Together, they plot against the corrupt eunuch Wei who seeks to eliminate all traces of her family after her father attempts to warn the Emperor of the eunuch’s corruption. Film is courtesy of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive.

Posted by zzhu at October 18, 2012 05:40 PM