The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Lee’s follow-up to the wildly successful Brokeback Mountain, an adaptation of the 1979 novella by Eileen Chang, sparked a whirlwind of controversy upon release for its uncompromisingly graphic depictions of sex and sexual violence. Overshadowed was the film’s identity as a compelling and provocative espionage drama – with a Hitchcockian flair – which blurs boundaries between truth and lies, authenticity and performance, and hinges on stunningly modulated acting by Leung and Tang Wei. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. With Joan Chen.
Also screening on Wed 29 March
Flowers of Shanghai (1998) – Wed 22 Mar, 7pm
Hero (2002) – Wed 22 Mar, 9.10pm
In the Mood for Love (2000) – Wed 29 Mar, 7pm
Lust, Caution (2007) – Wed 29 Mar, 8.55pm
A City of Sadness (1989) – Wed 5 Apr, 6.30pm
Cyclo (1995) – Wed 5 Apr, 9.30pm
Quiet and introspective as a child and outcast by his parents’ separation, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (1962–) never aspired to much. In 1982, whilst working as an appliance salesman, Leung was encouraged to take up acting by his childhood friend, Stephen Chow...
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