Ashes of Time Redux - Film Screening
Part of the series
Goddess: Chinese Women on Screen (November 9 - December 8, 2012)
Citi Series on Asian Arts and Culture
Ashes of Time Redux 东邪西毒
Dir. WONG Kar Wai 王家卫. 2008. Hong Kong. Color. 93 min. 35mm. With English subtitles.
Featuring Maggie CHEUNG 张曼玉, Brigitte LIN 林青霞.
Renowned director Wong Kar Wai (In the Mood for Love, 2046) takes the martial arts period genre to a new height with this visual feast set in a vast desert where lone warriors and forsaken women roam while being perpetually trapped in devastating memories. The ever shifting desert landscape and the abstract — almost impressionistic — action sequences, shot by Christopher Doyle, convey deeply troubled and roaring emotions. The ensemble cast features some of the most admired Chinese actors including Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, and Leslie Cheung. This 2008 version, also by Wong, is a revision of his 1994 original.
Check out Center Stage (1992), which also features actress Maggie Cheung and is part of this film series.
This series is part of Citi Series on Asian Arts and Culture. Additional support is provided by People's Republic of China's Ministry of Culture, China Film Archive, and the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York.