schedule

  • Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

    5 PM (105 mins)
    BAMPFA

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  • Friday, Mar 16, 2018

    7 PM (105 mins)
    BAMPFA

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The Assassin

Film to Table dinner follows the March 10 screening

featuring

Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun, Satoshi Tsumabuki,

On March 10, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Winner of the Best Director prize for Hou Hsiao-hsien at the 2015 Cannes film festival, The Assassin is a work of exceptional beauty. Ostensibly a wuxia set in the ninth-century Tang dynasty, it is poetic and enigmatic, a Hou film through and through, making use of long takes, stillness, and stunning landscapes lensed by the talented cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bin (In the Mood for Love) and starring Shu Qi in a standout performance. “A mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie that boldly merges stasis and kinesis, turns momentum into abstraction, and achieves breathtaking heights of compositional elegance” (Justin Chang, Variety).

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Chu T’ien-wen
  • Hsieh Hai-Meng
  • Ah Cheng
Cinematographer
  • Mark Lee Ping Bin
Language
  • Mandarin
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 105 mins
Source
  • Well Go USA Entertainment