This martial arts classic must be seen to be believed. Directed by Ang Lee and written by James Schamus, it’s famous for its spectacular fight scenes choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping (who did the same for The Matrix). Crouching Tiger played at the second FilmColumbia festival, courtesy of Schamus. The film was a huge hit locally, as it was everywhere, helping to put our festival on the map. Starring the sensational Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger won four Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film.
Directed by Ang Lee; Written by James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai, Wang Hui Ling; Produced by James Schamus; 2000; Action; Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China; In Mandarin with English subtitles; Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang. Runtime: 120 min.
James Schamus (screenplay), Kuo Jung Tsai (screenplay), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay), Du Lu Wang (book)
Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang
Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Sony Pictures Classics