Ashes of Time Redux
DIRECTOR: WONG KAR-WAI
CAST: BRIGITTE LIN , MAGGIE CHEUNG, LESLIE CHEUNG, TONY CHIU WAI LEUNG
The cream of Hong Kong/Taiwanese screen acting, including Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Leslie Cheung, unite in this otherworldly, elliptical, impressionistic, and entirely intoxicating arthouse wuxia, shot on location (with great difficulty) in the remote Gobi Desert.
Prompted by a necessary undertaking to preserve the original 1994 film’s surviving elements, Ashes of Time Redux is not merely a restoration but a stunning reorchestration of Wong’s sweeping wuxia epic, creating an even more intensified expression of the director’s singular sense of cinematic construction.