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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    October 26, 2013

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    In the semi-mythic China familiar from the swordplay martial arts genre, the theft of a treasured sword sets in motion a dizzying series of plots and counterplots involving warriors, thieves, aristocrats and assassins, with a pair of love stories at the film’s center. Lee renews the wuxia genre simply by taking it seriously, hearkening back to...

    In the semi-mythic China familiar from the swordplay martial arts genre, the theft of a treasured sword sets in motion a dizzying series of plots and counterplots involving warriors, thieves, aristocrats and assassins, with a pair of love stories at the film’s center. Lee renews the wuxia genre simply by taking it seriously, hearkening back to King Hu’s classic work that imbued the wuxia film with realism and a stylized but restrained visual style. As in Hu’s films, the women are at the center of the story, in the fight scenes as well as the love scenes. The beauty and skill of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were perhaps best appreciated in the US, where it encouraged a serious reconsideration of the martial arts genre as a whole.


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    $9 - Regular Admission
    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
    Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
    $12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
    Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



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