Bai Ying (left) and Hsu Feng in a still from A Touch of Zen, King Hu’s 1971 film, which won a technical prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. Hsu returned to the Croisette 18 years later and won the festival’s Palme d’Or as producer of Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine. Bai Ying (left) and Hsu Feng in a still from A Touch of Zen, King Hu’s 1971 film, which won a technical prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. Hsu returned to the Croisette 18 years later and won the festival’s Palme d’Or as producer of Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine.
Bai Ying (left) and Hsu Feng in a still from A Touch of Zen, King Hu’s 1971 film, which won a technical prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. Hsu returned to the Croisette 18 years later and won the festival’s Palme d’Or as producer of Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine.

Hong Kong martial arts cinema: A Touch of Zen star Hsu Feng on working with King Hu, and winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes

  • Taiwanese actress, one of the greatest female martial arts stars, recalled King Hu as more a painter than a director, with actors and crew part of the picture
  • When A Touch of Zen won at Cannes festival she saw filmmaking in a new light and vowed to return and win the top prize, which she did for Farewell My Concubine

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Bai Ying (left) and Hsu Feng in a still from A Touch of Zen, King Hu’s 1971 film, which won a technical prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. Hsu returned to the Croisette 18 years later and won the festival’s Palme d’Or as producer of Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine. Bai Ying (left) and Hsu Feng in a still from A Touch of Zen, King Hu’s 1971 film, which won a technical prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. Hsu returned to the Croisette 18 years later and won the festival’s Palme d’Or as producer of Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine.
Bai Ying (left) and Hsu Feng in a still from A Touch of Zen, King Hu’s 1971 film, which won a technical prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. Hsu returned to the Croisette 18 years later and won the festival’s Palme d’Or as producer of Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine.
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