Legend of the Mountain
DIRECTOR: KING HU
CAST: CHUN SHIH, FENG HSU, SYLVIA CHANG
Introduced by Subway Cinema at the 7pm show on Friday, February 19.
Always the maverick, Hu was working entirely independently on Legend of the Mountain, heading into rugged terrain in South Korea to film this atmospheric, hypnotic work suffused with supernatural overtones, which tells the story of a secluded scholar confronted by two seductive specters who threaten to draw his attention away from the sutra he’s struggling to transcribe. One of the purest expressions of Hu’s ethos, in which philosophy and action merge as one, in a new restoration which reveals it to be one of his most gorgeous films as well.
A Kino Lorber release