Movie Nights at Mandarin Plus: Ashes of Time, by Karwai Wong, May. 27

Posted by mandarin-plus on 14. May 2012

Ashes of Time is a 1994 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, and loosely based on four characters from Jin Yong's novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes. Wong completely eschews any plot adaptation from Cha's novel, using only the names to create his own vision of an arguably unrelated film. During the film's long-delayed production, Wong produced a parody of the same novel with the same cast titled The Eagle Shooting Heroes. In this film, set in ancient times in China, Leslie Cheung plays an agent, Ouyang Feng, hiring famous bounty-hunters. His character is portrayed as a fallen swordsman driven by greed and heartless to both friend and foe. He was perpetually being spiteful of love as his own love history was not nearly so beautiful. His bounty-hunters came and went as was narrated by Ouyang Feng himself as based on the Tung Shu predictions. Come see this movie and feel the Chinese society. (Mandarin with English subtitles)

WHEN: May 27, Sunday, 7:00pm WHERE: Mandarin Plus Culture & Language Center COST: FREE TEL: 0086-10-5785 3361 E-mail: WEB: Address: B1-535, Sanlitun SOHO, Chaoyang District,Beijing. Direction: Enter the main entrance of Sanlitun SOHO and go downstairs. Stay out and go all the way to the south of sinking square. You will see us next to the south stairs.


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