crouching tiger

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Directed by Ang Lee
Taiwan | 2000 | Narrative
120 minutes | Mandarin

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the legendary and treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young female 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. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is the action-packed box-office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (“Sense and Sensibility,” “The Ice Storm”) featuring stunning martial-arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (“The Matrix”). This film was selected to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of longtime SLIFF partner Sony Picture Classics.