Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA

 

Year: 2000
Country: Hong Kong
Run Time: 127 minutes

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA is the ultimate kung fu movie more than two hours of dazzling and inventive choreography that revitalizes the martial arts genre. Shot in cinemascope, it offers a torrent of breathtaking images, an element for which director Tsui Hark ("Peking Opera Blues," 12th CUT, 1988) has become renowned. It's loosely based on the life of Wone, Felhung, a legendary Cantonese hero who,in this telling, fights the westernization movement sweeping China at the turn of the century. It's a highly political and satirical film about East-West relations and China's need to modernize. But above all, it's fun, with pole fighting, an amazing sword vs. umbrella fight, and other action scenes that will leave you breathless. -London International Film Festival.

Screenplay
Tsui Hark, Yuen Kai Chi, Leung Yiu Ming

Producer
Tsui Hark

Cinematography
Chung Chi Man, Wong Chung Piu, Arthur Wong

Editing
Mak Chi Sin

Principal Cast
Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Jacky Cheung

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