dir. Ang Lee
country. Taiwan, USA
run-time. 120 mins
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors - 6:00pm
Film - 7:00pm
The Fourth film in our Ang lee’s Chinese Classics season.
In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon received universal critical acclaim. The film has won over 40 awards. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Foreign Language Film (Taiwan), Best Art Direction, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography, receiving the most nominations ever for a foreign-language film. The film also won four BAFTAs and two Golden Globe Awards, one for Best Foreign Film. Along with its awards success, Crouching Tiger continues to be hailed as one of the greatest and most influential martial arts films. The film has been praised for its story, direction, and cinematography, and for its martial arts sequences.
“Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a martial arts movie in a traditional Chinese action idiom which manages to be both electrifyingly exciting and sweetly romantic - qualities wrapped up in the preternatural innocence of a fairy tale.” – Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian