“Nearly every shot is framed, refracted, bisected. Mrs. Chan and Mr. Chow are distanced from themselves, each other, us. But the camera is still active, hanging back in realistic remove before tracking and panning in languorous slow motion. Two different cinematographers are at work—Christopher Doyle and longtime Hou Hsiao-hsien DP Mark Ling Ping-bin—but their styles play as two sides of the same dream. All of the images burn, then all too quickly expire.” Eric Hynes, Reverse Shot
(THR) Well Go USA Entertainment announced Monday that it had acquired all North American rights to Hou Hsiao-hsien's martial arts epic The Assassin, which is playing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Assassin (Nie yin niang, 2015) de Hou Hsiao-Hsien.