Your Next Obsession: NIE YIN NIANG (The Assassin) 2015
AFG Film Club presents at The Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
June 7 – July 26, 2016 Program
YOUR NEXT OBSESSION:
THE FILMS OF TAIWANESE MASTER HOU HSIAO-HSIEN
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 20:00
NIE YIN NIANG (The Assassin)
2015, Taiwan / China / Hong Kong / France, PG-12, 105 min, Drama, BR
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Stars: Chen Chang, Qi Shu, Yun Zhou
8th century China. 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. One day, having failed in a task, she is sent back by her mistress to the land of her birth, with orders to kill the man to whom she was promised - a cousin who now leads the largest military region in North China. After 13 years of exile, the young woman must confront her parents, her memories and her long-repressed feelings. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.
* Special thanks to the program supporter Khachatur Aloyan (USA)
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.