Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Wuxia Cinema: The Magic of Martial Arts

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Directed by Ang Lee
(Taiwan/Hong Kong/USA/China, 2000, 35mm, in Chinese and Mandarin with English subtitles)
Introduced by Karen Fang, professor, University of Houston

Free Admission with Ticket

Classic Taiwanese wuxia movies provided inspiration for acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee’s high-flying adventure Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In 19th-century China during the Qing dynasty, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver for safekeeping. When the sword is stolen, the chase is on to find it. The search leads to intrigue and romance with a mystery man in the frontier of the nation.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Generous support provided by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan); and the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Directed by Ang Lee
(Taiwan/Hong Kong/USA/China, 2000, 120 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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