Guilty Pleasures Film Festival 2013

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

Chow Yun-Fat and Zhang Ziyi in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (Sony Pictures Classics, 2000)

Chow Yun-Fat and Zhang Ziyi in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (Sony Pictures Classics, 2000)

A stolen sword, repressed love, honor, duty and kick-a%$ martial arts sequences make up the beautiful and tragic film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics, 2000). Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi, the film has some of the most beautiful and fantastic fighting scenes I’ve ever seen on film. The fight in the trees (shown in the picture above) is particularly stunning. It’s also a lyrical and moving story about good and evil, truth, prejudice, and the choices we all make. I highly recommend this film. Based on the book by Du Lu Wang. Written by Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus and Kuo Jung Tsai. Directed by the brilliant Ang Lee. “To repress one’s feelings only makes them stronger.”