Aperture: Touch of Zen

APERTURE: ASIA & PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

 

A Touch of Zen

 

9 June, Lexi Cinema, London

 

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King Hu, Taiwan 1969, Mandarin + English subtitles, 179 mins, cert 12A

Combining martial arts, ghost story and Buddhist mythology, this classic wuxia film paved the way for the likes of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers. A painter and his mother live near an allegedly haunted abandoned mansion. Unknown to them, a warrior and her mother have taken refuge there following the assassination of their loyal minister father by the wicked Wei. After an army is sent to pursue the escapees, the group fortify the mansion with traps and false intimations of the ghosts within. However, things take more unsettling turns…

Sun 9 Jun, 2pm: Lexi Cinema

 

 

 

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