“Touch of Zen” (Xia nu) - CCS King Hu Film Series


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  • Host Department: chin
  • Date: 10/27/2012
  • Time: 7:00PM

  • Location: Angell Hall Auditorium A • 435 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Touch of Zen

    Touch of Zen

  • Description:

    “Touch of Zen” won significant critical acclaim and became the first Chinese language action film ever to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival, claiming the Technical Grand Prize award. A female fugitive being taken back to the city for execution, is befriended by Ku, a well-meaning but unambitious scholar and painter. Together, they plot against the corrupt eunuch Wei who seeks to eliminate all traces of her family after her father attempts to warn the Emperor of the eunuch’s corruption. Film is courtesy of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive.