Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later
This photo released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Chow Yun Fat, left, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)NEW YORK – It’s physically impossible to get to the forest fight scene that hovers atop slender bamboo trees in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and not say out loud “Whoa.”Twenty years later, the exhilarating grace of Ang Lee’s martial-arts masterwork is just as breathtaking. The way you dream about a movie, it’s very difficult to make real.”Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the release of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” an occasion being celebrated with a new limited-edition 4K UHD Blu-ray. Arguably more than any other film, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” opened mainstream American moviegoers not just to a new genre known predominantly in Asia -- the wuxia tradition -- but to subtitled films in general. It set another record with 10 Academy Awards nominations, a mark since equaled by “Roma” and “Parasite.” “Crouching Tiger” took home four Oscars.
'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards
Taiwanese actress Chen Shu-fang holds her awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)TAIPEI – The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. Overall, Taiwanese talent enjoyed a big night at the Golden Horse Awards, considered Asia's equivalent of the Academy Awards for Chinese-language films. Mo Tzu-yi won best actor for his role in “Dear Tenant," while Chen Shu-fang won best actress for "Little Big Women." Those tensions have played out at the Golden Horse Awards.