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The Assassin – (dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien)
TAIWAN’S OFFICIAL SELECTION for Academy’s Best Foreign Language Film
West Mall 7 Theatres – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 105 min
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Film Summary: A beautiful assassin (Shu Qi) is sent to kill the powerful lord who was once her betrothed, in this sumptuous martial-arts epic from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon). “Exquisite,” “astonishing,” and “masterful” are only some of the superlatives one could apply to The Assassin, a work so magnificently accomplished that it restores one’s faith in the power of filmmaking. Years in the making, the film fuses two seemingly disparate realms — the rarefied and elegant cinematic world of Hou Hsiao-hsien, one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers, and the landscape of martial-arts movies (wuxia) — to awe-inspiring effect.
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