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Raining in the Mountain

Raining in the Mountain
October 28, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Duanping Yang, King Hu Foundation.

The Glamorous Boys of Tang  (Taiwan, 2018)

Los Angeles premiere!

Visual artist Su Hui-Yu conjures scenes from a famously unproduced Taiwanese cult film from 1980s, Tang Chao Cho Li, as a series of mesmerizing, erotic and gory tableaux.

DCP, color, 15 min. Director: Su Hui-Yu.

Raining in the Mountain  (Taiwan, 1979)

Los Angeles restoration premiere!

Two rival groups of thieves arrive at a remote Buddhist monastery to steal an ancient sutra manuscript while the monastery itself is rife with intrigue as the monks vie to succeed its aging abbot. The second of two classic epics, the other being Legend of the Mountain, shot by the legendary King Hu in Korea, Raining in the Mountain is a late-career masterpiece presented here in a new restoration.

DCP. color, 120 min. Director/screenwriter: King Hu. Cast: Hsu Feng, Sun Yueh, Shih Chun.