King Hu's absolute masterpiece Genuine matrix from "Tiger and Dragon" by Ang Lee
New 4K restoration
Gu Shengzai, an old bachelor exercising the profession of painter and public writer, leads a quiet life with his mother, who is trying at all costs to marry off her son. When a new neighbor comes to settle next to their home, the opportunity is unexpected. But this mysterious young girl is none other than Yang Huizhen, whose father was murdered by the political police of the Grand Eunuch Wei and who has since been wanted for treason...
A Touch of Zen earned its director King Hu international recognition, in particular thanks to the Prize of the Higher Technical Commission at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. Subtle mix of genres (political thriller, martial arts film of the supernatural), of a breathtaking plastic beauty, A Touch of Zen finally comes out on the big screen in its splendid full version restored to 4K!
A TOUCH OF ZEN (1967 – Colors – 180 mins) new 4K restoration
. PREFACE BY PIERRE RISSENT
. GOLDEN BLOOD (18 mins) “King Hu's camera runs towards the action with joy. […] A Touch of Zen surpasses previous films by emphasizing beauty over story. An essay by David Cairns, critic.