Melbourne International Film Festival Competition
From 30th July – 16th August be moved and inspired at the Melbourne International Film Festival!
Experience the festival buzz, immerse yourself in the year's most extraordinary contemporary cinema, and revel in rarely seen repertoire. Look out for the Accent on Asia program, including 6 films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Tickets for #MIFF2015 go on sale 10th July.
mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie."
In ninth-century China, 10-year-old Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) is stolen away from her father, trained to become an assassin, and tasked with eliminating corrupt governors. But 13 years later, her past comes calling: after disappointing her master by failing to complete a mission, Nie is sent back to her family with orders to kill the cousin (Chang Chen) she was once betrothed to.
After eight years absence, Taiwanese master and MIFF favourite Hou Hsiao-hsien (Millennium Mambo, MIFF 2001;Flowers of Shanghai, MIFF 1998) makes a spectacular return to feature filmmaking with his graceful, patient take on the wuxia epic. Winning the best director award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, he turns a tale of love, sacrifice and swordplay into a sweeping yet delicate visual poem.
"A work of pure cinema, every shot in The Assassin is a masterpiece in itself."
– Movie Mezzanine