Touch of Zen

Touch of Zen

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 6510

Touch of Zen
Directed by King Hu (1971, Taiwan, 185 minutes)

An artist, Ku, lives with his mother near an abandoned fort known to be haunted. One night, he meets the beautiful Yang who is living there. She is being pursued by agents of an Imperial noble who have murdered her family. Ku finds himself caught up in her struggle to survive.

Action adventure with a lyrical feel and a strong spiritual element.

– No. 9 in the Hong Kong Film Awards’ List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
– Won Technical Grand Prize & nominated for Golden Palm prize at Cannes Film Festival

Part of the Spring 2012 Taiwan Film Festival

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Sponsored by: Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in NY, The Council on East Asian Studies, Film Studies Program, and Films at the Whitney