Ashes of Time Redux
Dong Che Sai Duk Director: Wong Kar Wai

In ancient China, on the edge of a vast desert, swordsman Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung) lives the life of a vagabond, earning his livelihood by hiring others as assassins. Pitiless and cynical, his heart has long been wounded by a love he neglected then lost. But as the seasons come and go, and so do friends and enemies alike, he begins to reflect back upon the origin of his solitude.

"The original ASHES OF TIME (1994) has a mythical reputation among Wong Kar-wai aficionados. A masterpiece rarely seen in the West, it is also the director's one and only martial arts film. Shot in the remote Gobi Desert in China, it featured possibly the most impressive cast ever assembled in Hong Kong cinema's history. Even the crew - which included action choreographer Sammo Hung, production designer William Chang Suk Ping and cinematographer Christopher Doyle - are now all legends in their own right."

Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Toronto Film Festival

Festivals and awards: Cannes, Shanghai, Toronto, Melbourne, Warsaw
Links: Homepage, Trailer

Programme: 12 Selected Titles

Country: Hong Kong, China
Year: 2008
Length: 93
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Producer: Wong Kar Wai, Jeff Lau, Jacky Pang Yee Wah
Screenplay: Wong Kar Wai
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cinematography: Christoper Doyle
Music: Frankie Chan, Roel A. Garcia
Editor: William Chang Suk Ping, Patrick Tam

Cast: Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Ka Fai

Producer: Jet Tone Productions

Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar-wai (b. 1958, Shanghai, China) is acknowledged as one of the most exciting Asian "auteurs" of his day and one of the most influential directors of contemporary cinema. His family emigrated to Hong Kong when he was five years old. There he obtained a diploma in graphic design and then worked as a television production assistant. He became a renown screenwriter for the cinema in early 80s. Wong Kar-wai's directorial debut, "As Tears Go By" (1988) was selected for the Critics' Week in Cannes. In 1994 he shot his biggest success to date, "Chungking Express" (1994), which earned him the title of "Chinese
Quentin Tarantino" by the Anglo-Saxon press, and all his following films have received international acclaim.

Wong gok ka moon (As Tears Go By, 1988), A Fei jing juen (Days of Being Wild, 1991), Chong qing sen lin (Chungking Express, 1994, PÖFF 1998), Dung che sai duk (Ashes of Time, 1994), Duo luo tian shi (Fallen Angels, 1995), Cheun gwong tsa sit (Happy Together, 1997), Fa yeung nin wa (Valmis armastuseks, PÖFF 2000), 2046 (2004), Eros (segment "La Mano", 2004, PÖFF 2005), My Blueberry Nights (Minu mustikakarva ööd, PÖFF 2007), Ashes of Time Reduxe (2008)

Friday, 05. December 21:30
Kosmos I (Estonian and English subtitles)
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Sunday, 07. December 23:59
Cinamon PÖFF III (English subtitles)
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