HIFF’s Cinema Partners

The Hawaii International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Doris Duke Theatre to showcase emerging hiff-homa-logofilms from Asia and the Pacific, as well as top festival films from around the world.

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China/Hong Kong/Taiwan Cinema • 中國/香港/台灣 電影

November 5-29, 2016
China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have each produced great cinematic legacies that
showcase their commonalities in language, yet still retain their unique cultural identities.

This month showcases the films from past and present that include cult genres such as
action packed kung-fu flicks, iconic wuxia films, and socio-political features. Like the
Chinese language, the cinematic works from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan continues
its rise onto the world stage.

Tickets: $10 General Admission | $8 Museum Members

Directed by King Hu. Taiwan. 1967. 111 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 5 at 1pm
The Chinese wuxia (martial arts) picture was never the same after King Hu’s legendary
film about a martial arts showdown in set in Ming China. This thrilling landmark of film
history returns to the screen in a new, beautifully restored digital transfer.

Directed by Johnny Ma. China/Canada. 2016. 80 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 5 at 4pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 1pm
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 11 at 1pm
A Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good
deed goes unpunished.

Directed by Matt Wu. China/Taiwan. 2016. 96 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 1pm
A gambler, fresh out of prison, and a beautiful hooker find themselves caught in an
underground scheme that’s spinning wildly out of control.

Directed by King Hu. Taiwan. 1971. 180 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Sunday, November 6 at 7pm
A visionary epic of the highest order, A Touch of Zen follows the story of a fugitive
noblewoman on the run as she fights against legions of blade-wielding opponents.

Directed by Yang Qing. China. 2015. 95 min. Mandarin and Chongqing dialect with
English subtitles.
Thursday, November 10 at 1pm
Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 15 at 1pm
Three down-and-out hot pot restaurant owners recruit a former classmate into their plan
to rob a nearby bank.

Directed by Zhao Liang. China/France. 2015. 91 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 12 at 1pm
Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 16 at 1pm
A breathtaking look into the social and ecological devastation behind an economic
miracle that may yet prove illusory.

Hong Kong. 2015. 104 min. Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.
Thursday, November 17 at 1pm
Sunday, November 20 at 4pm
Tuesday, November 22 at 1pm
Five directors share their dystopian visions of Hong Kong in 2025.

Directed by Sammo Hung. China / Hong Kong. 2016. 99 min. Cantonese, Mandarin, and
Russian with English subtitles.
Friday, November 18 at 1pm
Friday, November 25 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 27 at 1pm
Sammo Hung also stars as a retired Central Security Bureau officer suffering from the
early effects of dementia. He’s forced to rely on the skills of his past when Russian
gangsters stir trouble in his town and a little girl is put in danger.

THE MONKEY KING 2 (西遊記之孫悟空三打白骨精)
Directed by Cheang Pou-soi. Hong Kong/China. 2016. 119 min. Mandarin with English
Thursday, November 24 at 1pm
Friday, November 25 at 1pm
Sunday, November 27 at 4pm
Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30pm
After spending 500 years imprisoned under the Five Fingers Mountain, the Monkey King
is accidentally freed by a naïve and steadfast monk on his journey to the West.

Directed by Robert Clouse. Hong Kong/USA. 1973. 102 min.
Saturday, November 26 at 1pm + 7:30pm
Bruce Lee stars as a skilled martial artist who goes undercover to enter a mysterious
competition run by the man responsible for the death of his sister.

In addition, the 36th Hawaii International Film Festival will be screening several Chinese language films at the Doris Duke on November 9 and November 13.