COME DRINK WITH ME

King Hu, Hong Kong, 1966, Celestial, Martial Arts

“One of cinema’s greatest personifications of the martial arts. Shaw Brothers filmmaker King Hu revolutionized wuxia films with cinematography reminiscent of Chinese painting, kinetic camera moves, innovative action choreography and meticulous period production design, all melded into female-forward fist-and-sword tales. His breakthrough COME DRINK WITH ME put vibrant 19-year-old dancer-cum-actress Cheng Peipei on the action film map as Golden Swallow, a general’s daughter tasked with rescuing her brother from the clutches of bandits, managing to take on all opponents with several breathtaking bounds. ” (Metrograph)

“Peipei’s performance set the standard for the cinematic xia nü (lady knight-errant) model. Though a warrior, she never loses her femininity even when disguised as a male, and this is what constitutes Hu’s breakthrough in the genre: the female sex is entirely comfortable as warriors and accepted as such by their male counterparts.” (Stephen Teo, Senses of Cinema)

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Details

  • 91 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • 35mm

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