He has been hailed as a Grandmaster of Wuxia and the Zen Master of filmmaking. Ang Lee has paid homage to him in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) while Tsui Hark has professed that everything he knows about Wuxia was learnt from him and his work. His Wuxia films have broken box office records in Hong Kong. He introduced Wuxia cinema to international audiences, elevating the genre to being recognized as an art form and winning accolades from international film festivals such as Cannes.
He is King Hu. International Film Guide has regarded him as “Among the world’s Top 5 Filmmakers in 1978’, while respected 1970’s director Chang Cheh, also a Wuxia luminary himself, has regarded King Hu as the ‘Best Wuxia Director’. Find out more as we convene a panel consisting of experts, colleagues and friends of King Hu to talk about the man, his stories and the legacy of his Wuxia Classics. Speakers include Shih Jun (49th Golden Horse Lifetime Achievement Awardee and leading actor of several King Hu films), Shu Kei (renowned film critic and Faculty Chair of the School of Film and Television at Hong Kong Performing Arts Academy), Stephen Teo (Associate Professor of Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information), with moderation by Associate Professor Foo Tee Tuan, Deputy Director of the UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies, SIM University.
Date 日期: 19 April 2014
Time 时间: 4.00pm
Venue 地点: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre (B1) 新加坡国家博物馆底层一楼
Speakers 主讲人: Shih Jun 石隽, Shu Kei 舒琪, Stephen Teo 张建德
Moderator 主持人: Foo Tee Tuan 符诗专
Duration 时长: 2 hours
Language 语言: Mandarin 华语
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