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Ashes of Time: Redux (2008)

Presented by ACMI in association with Sydney Film Festival, NFSA, QAGOMA and Mercury CX

Ashes of Time: Redux

東邪西毒

Wong Kar Wai | Hong Kong, Taiwan | | M

Originally released in 1994, Wong Kar Wai revisited his film a decade later, to create the definitive version of his epic martial arts tale of love, revenge and honour.

Deliriously beautiful … it isn't a film to be seen anywhere but on the largest screen available.

The Washington Post

While Days of Being Wild failed to ignite the box office, its critical success confirmed Wong Kar Wai as a major filmmaker at home and abroad. Inspired by characters in Jin Yong’s novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes, Wong embarked on a grand, historical tale that centred on a jaded, lone swordsman, Ouyang Feng (Leslie Chung), eking out a living as a gun for hire and longing to forget the woman he left behind (Maggie Cheung). Stationed in a remote desert outpost, he encounters a series of characters on their own specific quest, including the blind swordsman (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), Northern Beggar (Jacky Cheung), Murong Yin/Yang (Bridget Lin) and Huang Yaoshi (Tony Leung Ka-fai).

Boasting an A-List cast and impressive set pieces choreographed by legendary Hong Kong action director, Sammo Hung, Ashes of Time shares many elements of the classic wuxia genre but steadfastly retains Wong Kar Wai’s authorial stamp. When the film was originally released, he said, “the traditional martial arts film has the goal to stimulating the viewer’s senses. I wanted the senses to also be a means for expressing the characters feelings.” With stunning performances throughout, Ashes of Time: Redux succeeds on both levels.

Format: DCP
Language: In Mandarin & Cantonese with English subtitles
Source: Jet Tone Films
Courtesy: Jet Tone Films
Duration: 93 min

When

14 & 25 Feb 2021

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93 mins

Rating

M

Violence and infrequent coarse language

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