Archive - 12th Five Flavours Film Festival
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Chaos sweeps through China. The country is torn by anxiety, the sense of the approaching danger is floating in the air. It seems that the collapse of the existing world is just one or two steps ahead. It is 1936, the Japanese invasion will soon turn the worst fears of the society into a terrifying reality.
On the eve of those events the picturesque town of Forhan becomes a place of unexpected meeting of two kung-fu masters. He comes from the South, she is from the North. Their encounter will be a clash of opposites, different traditions and philosophies. They can only be reconciled by one thing - a great affection.
Wong Kar-wai tells their story in the convention of a martial arts film, going back to the atmosphere of "Ashes of Time" (1994), and to the scale of the dazzling visual feast, in which the spectacular shots go hand in hand with a melancholic, bitter plot.
Born in 1956, Shanghai, China. Director associated with the Hong Kong Second Wave. During his over 25 year long career, he and his frequent collaborator, cinematographer Christopher Doyle, created a unique visual style. "Happy Together" brought him the title of the Best Director at Cannes IFF. He was the first Chinese artist to receive the award.
1995 Upadłe anioły / Duo luo tian shi / Fallen Angels
1997 Happy Together / Chun gwong cha sit
2000 Spragnieni miłości / Fa yeung nin wa / In the Mood for Love
2013 Wielki mistrz / Yi dai zong shi / The Grandmaster