Legend of the Mountain
DIRECTOR: KING HU
CAST: CHUN SHIH, FENG HSU, SYLVIA CHANG
Always the maverick, Hu was working entirely independently on Legend of the Mountain, heading into rugged terrain in South Korea to film this atmospheric, hypnotic work suffused with supernatural overtones, which tells the story of a secluded scholar confronted by two seductive specters—including Chang, young and incredibly spry—who threaten to draw his attention away from the sutra he’s struggling to transcribe. One of the purest expressions of Hu’s ethos, in which philosophy and action merge as one.
Legend of the Mountain is screening as part of the Sylvia Chang series.