Wed Jan 16: 7.30pm
** Sponsored by Confucius Institute of the State of Washington **
The indomitable team of director Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms) and martial arts choreographer Lau Kar-leung (director of 36th Chamber of Shaolin) continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hus Come Drink with Me in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, jianghu intrigue and stunning action.
It is a film defined by Changs artistic drive more than anything else. In Changs memoir, he called One-Armed Swordsman [his own film] a hackneyed work except for the breakthrough achieved in pace and motion, so he attempted to rectify this by focusing on the artistic elements in his immediate next films. He called Golden Swallow his first personal favorite and even the peak of the wuxia genre. This satisfaction left Chang tired of the wuxia style, and his search for something new and exciting would eventually lead him to make the Republic-era film Vengeance! in 1970. (Silver Emulsion Film Reviews)
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122