“Is the sword the only answer?”
Welcome to Harbour Highlights, a monthly series of cult and classic screenings handpicked by the Harbour Lights team.
This month, front of house assistant Alexa is celebrating the 20th anniversary of a gorgeous wuxia classic by putting Zhang Yimou’s Hero back on the big screen where it belongs.
Starring an incredible cast including Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi, Hero bowed in 2002 as the most expensive Chinese production in film history at that time – and the most successful.
A stirring epic of myths, assassination plots and romance, the film was praised for its stunning action sequences which mixed incredible choreography with breath-taking cinematography, the results of which allowed the film to break through to the mainstream on its eventual American release in 2004 (it remains the fourth-highest grossing non-English film in US box office history).
It’s a film whose purely cinematic design demands to be seen on a cinema screen.
Tickets only £8 / £5 Members.