Legend of the Mountain, introduced by Julie Nakama

March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Please join us for a special screening of King Hu's film Legend of the Mountain, introduced by Julie Nakama, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of English.

King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a superb director of wuxia, a subgenre of samurai film dealing with swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. Legend of the Mountain comes from the director's later period, when his artistry, specifically his landscape compositions, was at the height of its powers. The film's astonishing nature shots, shot on location in the Korean countryside, are reminiscent of Terrence Malick, while the reflective blend of myth and history is all Hu's own. King Hu, Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1979, 1h 24 min, in Mandarin with English Subtitles

This screening is part of the series "Sunday Classics: From Turkey to Japan," co-presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the ArtsSilk Screen Film Festival, and the University of Pittsburgh Film and Media Studies Program.