The city’s premier showcase of the latest and greatest from international film festivals celebrates its 15th anniversary by continuing what it does best: highlighting the richness to be found in Asian cinema.
It’s been eight years since Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s last feature, the Paris-set Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), and the idea for his latest film, The Assassin, had been gestating in his mind for a quarter of a century. But now, Hou’s unique and idiosyncratic take on the wuxia (martial arts films) has finally […]
The New York Film Festival’s impressive lineup this year includes a number of celebrated directors from Asia. Perhaps the most anticipated of these, prior to its Cannes premiere, was Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin, his exquisite take on the martial arts film, which netted Hou a best director prize at Cannes. Hou will make a rare […]
We’re right in the thick of summer, and usually what that means, as far as movies go, is Hollywood throwing billions of dollars at us in bombastic Dolby surround sound, 3-D, and outsized spectacle at the multiplexes. But here in New York, if you’re willing to look beyond the realm of dinosaurs, revived Terminators, and […]
Written, Directed and Edited by Kim Ki-duk Produced by Kim Soon-mo Released by Ram Releasing Korean with English subtitle South Korea. 91 min. Not rated With Cho Jae-hyun, Seo Young-ju and Lee Eun-woo “What is family? What are desires? What are genitals?” These are the opening statements of director Kim Ki-duk in the press notes […]