Thursday, November 8, 2012
A seminal film in Hong Kong film history, A Better Tomorrow witnessed the birth of John Woo as “action-auteur”, revitalizing the action-crime genre through a hyper-stylization of violence that drew as much from Peckinpah, as it did modern dance and traditional Chinese martial arts. While the film is deeply interested in local themes, reflecting on the nostalgia and temporality of pre-handover Hong Kong, it’s stylization of violence has witnessed global repercussions, identifiable in the works of western directors like Tarantino, the Wachowskis and Luc Besson.
We are also immensely excited to have the film’s editor David Wu in attendance, who will be available for a Q+A session after the screening. David Wu has worked as an editor on countless seminal works of the 80′s Hong Kong New Wave, including Tsui Hark’s Peking Opera Blues, all of John Woo’s post-ABT films, and Ching Siu Tung’s Chinese Ghost Story. David is also an accomplished director and is currently premiering his newest film Cold Steel at the Reel Asian film festival.
We are delighted to have David Wu with us for this rare treat of watching John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow on 35mm!
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