Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-fat in a still from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the groundbreaking 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee. Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-fat in a still from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the groundbreaking 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee.
Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-fat in a still from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the groundbreaking 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: how Ang Lee’s martial arts classic mixes sword fighting, romance and female empowerment

  • Director Ang Lee combines Western and Eastern storytelling and genres with romance, sword fighting and aerial stunts
  • Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh play two skilled swordswomen, in an early nod to female empowerment in wuxia

Knowledge |   Hong Kong martial arts cinema
Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-fat in a still from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the groundbreaking 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee. Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-fat in a still from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the groundbreaking 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee.
Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-fat in a still from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the groundbreaking 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee.
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