schedule

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 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