Opening Film: Legend of the Mountain(Restored)(FWKHR)
Young scholar He (Shih Chun) visits an old monk in the mountain, and is entrusted to copy a sutra to redeem the wandering souls. On his way to a tranquil environment for the task, he meets Melody (Hsu…
The Story Of Sue San(Restored)(FWKHR)
“Of all those wallowing in the world of love,
Sons Of The Good Earth(Restored)(FWKHR)
Lotus (Betty Loh Ti) seizes her chance to escape from a brothel during a police raid. Poor painter Yu Rui (Peter Chen Ho) comes to her aid during her flight and wins her hand in marriage. Yet their…
Come Drink with Me(Restored)(FWKHR)
In the first wuxia film directed by King Hu, a bandit leader is imprisoned by a General. To save the leader, bandit Jade Faced Tiger (Golden Chen Hung-lieh) and his gang kidnap the General’ son…
Dragon Inn(Restored)(FWKHR)
Based on Ming-dynasty history of emperor being dethroned and the political machinations of powerful eunuchs, Dragon Inn tells the story of the loyal and upright Minister Yu being accused and killed by…
A Touch of Zen(Restored)(FWKHR)
Adapted from a chapter in Pu Songling’s Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, Hu’s ambition and perseverance are manifest from the conception to production of the film, considered a masterpiece…
The Fate of Lee Khan(Restored)(FWKHR)
Set in the Yuan Dynasty, The Fate of Lee Khan is about Mongol general Lee Khan and a map of the tactical plans of the rebel forces. The girls in the Spring Inn are all undercover resistance fighters:…
The Valiant Ones(FWKHR)
The story opens with the historical figures Zhu Wan and Yu Dayou and their important mission to counter against wokou pirates. General Yu (Roy Chiao) recruits hidden masters from all over the country:…
Raining in the Mountain(Restored)(FWKHR)
In the middle of the Ming Dynasty, the old abbot of a secluded mountain monastery is looking for a successor. He invites Esquire Wen (Sun Yueh) and General Wang (Tien Feng) to discuss the matter.…
All the King's Men(Restored)(FWKHR)
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(FWKHR)
As a special feature in this retrospective we present Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a successor of the cinematic arts of King Hu. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards (2000),…
Four Moods – Anger(Restored), The Wheel of Life – Part I(Restored), Triangle – Johnnie TO(FWKHR)
In the rare cinematic gem consisting of four unrelated stories by four revered filmmakers, Hu directed the section Anger. Inspired by the Peking Opera “At the Crossroads”, Anger depicts the tense…
Painted skin(FWKHR)
King Hu’s last work is a fantasy adapted from Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Ill-fated scholar (Adam Cheng) encounters a beautiful maiden (Joey Wong) in an alley on his way home and leads…