All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu

When 6 Jun 2014 - 17 Jun 2014
Where BAM
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
Cost General Admission: $13; Cinema Club Members: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
Enquiry (718) 636-4100
Part of BAMcinématek

Master of the martial arts movie, Chinese cinematic titan King Hu revolutionized the wuxia/swordplay film, introducing a refined sense of aesthetics, attention to mise-en-scène, and sense of mysticism to the genre that was borne out of his lifelong love for Chinese opera. With its unique blend of thrilling action and dazzling stylistic expressiveness, Hu’s style influenced decades of subsequent Asian cinema.

BAMcinématek’s full-career retrospective of this “extravagantly talented visual stylist” (Bruce Bennett, The New York Sun) presents his work alongside an international selection of films that either anticipate his inimitable style or bear its influence.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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