To celebrate Chinese New Year, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse will show three Zhang Yimou’s films during the Chinese New Year period.

House of Flying Daggers
Shi mian mai fu
Mon 26 & Tue 27 Jan at 1.00pm
Zhang Yimou • China/Hong Kong 2004 • 1h59m • 35mm Mandarin with English subtitles • 15 – Contains strong violence
Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Dandan Song.

In the ninth century, during the decline of the Tang Dynasty, blind revolutionary Mei is tricked by two policemen into leading them to the headquarters of a band of secret assassins. An epic love triangle ensues as duty and passion become locked in mortal combat.

Curse of the Golden Flower
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Mon 26 & Tue 27 Jan at 3.30pm
Zhang Yimou • Hong Kong/China 2006 • 1h54m • 35mm Mandarin with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong bloody violence
Cast: Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Liu Ye, Chou Jay, Chen Jin.
Prince Jai returns from battle to join his family for the Chong Yang Festival, an extravaganza of pomp, fireworks and countless golden chrysanthemums that carpet the Forbidden City’s vast courtyards. But all is not well in the royal household: held back from war, Crown Prince Wan has been having an affair with his stepmother the Empress, which may or may not be the reason the Emperor is poisoning her medicine…

Ying xiong
Sun 1 Feb at 1.00pm
Zhang Yimou • Hong Kong/China 2002 • 1h39m • 35mm Mandarin with English subtitles 12A – Contains moderate violence
Cast: Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi.

A swordsman is granted an audience with his war-mongering emperor after killing three feared assassins. The inquisitive king questions his heroics and we’re given three versions of what happened, each story sequence distinguished by a dominant colour (red, green, blue) and the key characters’ changing motivations: patriotism, jealousy, loyalty, love.

See all three films in this season and get 15% off.
This offer is available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession price tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

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