MOUHAP CINEMA: A Touch of Zen

MOUHAP CINEMA: A Touch of Zen

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Howie Tsui presents MOUHAP CINEMA

Selected from Howie Tsui’s list of top picks, OAG and the Canadian Film Institute present a summer series of martial arts films in the Alma Duncan Salon.

All films will be shown with English subtitles.

JULY 10 | ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN

JULY 17 | A TOUCH OF ZEN

Director: King Hu

1971 | 180 minutes | MPAA, not rated

“Visionary” barely begins to describe this masterpiece of Chinese martial arts moviemaking. A Touch of Zen (Xia nu) by King Hu depicts the journey of Yang, a fugitive noblewoman in disguise who seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she and her three companions find with a shy scholar is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the five against legions of blade-wielding opponents. At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s career and an epic of the highest order, with breathtaking action choreography, stunning widescreen landscapes, and innovative editing.

JULY 24 | PROJECT A

TICKETS

Buy your tickets HERE.

General Admission: $10

Series pass: $25. Admission to all three films.

General Admission for OAG / CFI Members: $5

Series Pass for OAG / CFI Members: $12.50

Tickets also available for purchase at the door. Cash or credit.