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), winning Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Score, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Foreign Language Film.
Accomplished Wudang swordsman Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-fat) decides to retire. He asks Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) to give his sword Green Destiny to their benefactor Sir Te, which is stolen by Jiao Long (Zhang Ziyi) who sneaks into Sir Te's estate at night. Yu, recognising the true identity of Jiao Long, and not wishing to ruin her future, asks her to return the sword. Headstrong Jiao Long refuses and pledges true love with desert bandit Lo (Chang Chen). When Li learns that his enemy Jade Fox (Cheng Pei-pei) has been meddling in the affairs, all the past hatred and sentiments resurface, and another turbulent time begins.