CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Ang Lee, 2000, 35mm, 120 mins)
Lee’s sumptuous wuxia epic broke records at the Oscars and the box office, taking audiences to a near-mythic China where bandits and warriors seek a fabled stolen sword. Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-fat, Zhang Ziyi, and Chang Chen star in what’s been called “soaring and romantic, wild and serene, feminist and gutsy” (Lisa Schwarzbaum). In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.