Swordsman Ou-yang Feng was once a ruthless bounty hunter for whoever would pay. Now leaving the killing to others, he owns a desert inn where he spends the day pining after his brother’s wife. Among his current employees is his friend Huang Yao-shi, whose annual visits are one of his rare pleasures.
For his most ambitious project to date, Wong Kar Wai brought his languid rhythms and poetic modes of action to the wuxia genre. With ravishing cinematography by Christopher Doyle and an all-star cast of Hong Kong greats, this Redux cut from 2008 re-established the film as a martial-arts classic.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States