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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 4K Restoration

Opens on February 17

Director: Ang Lee Run Time: 120 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2000

Starring: Chang Chen, Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Sihung Lung, Zhang Ziyi

Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China
Language: Mandarin, Chinese

About the film:

Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) is an action-packed modern classic from acclaimed director Ang Lee featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping.

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy – and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

An overwhelming success, the film premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards – breaking the record for the most nominations for a non-English-language film – before winning Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score, and Best Cinematography.

About the filmmaker:

Ang Lee is a Taiwanese filmmaker who has achieved international acclaim and numerous accolades for his work across a broad range of genres. In 2006, he became the first non-white filmmaker to win Best Director at the Academy Awards with Brokeback Mountain (2005). His early feature films include his “Father Knows Best” trilogy – Pushing Hands (1991), The Wedding Banquet (1993), and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) — followed by his first English-language film Sense and Sensibility (1995) and notable projects like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hulk (2003), Lust, Caution (2007), and Life of Pi (2012). Among other accolades, he received the Order of Brilliant Star, the second highest civilian honor bestowed by the government of Taiwan.

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