Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (12)- Film Screening
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film, conceived and directed by Ang Lee. It features an international cast of Chinese actors, including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. The film is based on a novel of the same name that is part of the Crane Iron Pentalogy, a wuxia series by Wang Dulu.
It has won over 40 awards, and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Foreign Language Film (Taiwan), Best Art Direction, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography, receiving the most nominations ever for a non-English language film at the time (Roma has since tied this record). The film also won four BAFTAs and two Golden Globe Awards, one for Best Foreign Film. Along with its awards success, Crouching Tiger continues to be hailed as one of the greatest and most influential martial arts films. The film has been praised for its story, direction, and cinematography, and for its martial arts sequences.
A Q&A session will take place after the 19:00 showing with film critic Iana Murray, Edinburgh-based Kung Fu master Kami Newton and Gu Yu (PHD Culture and Film, Specialism in Chinese Culture).
KUNG FU FILM FESTIVAL
Summerhall presents Scotland’s first ever Kung Fu Film Festival this September. From classics including Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon to hidden comedy gems like Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, celebrate some of the greatest action film-making ever with us across 1 week only.
Your unripped Kung Fu Film Festival ticket gets 20% off all food and drink from The Royal Dick Pub, valid 16th – 22nd September.
You can also take your food and drink into the Red Lecture Theatre to enjoy while you watch!
Please order all food 1 hour in advance of the screening if you would like to dine-in.