NYFF: “The Assassin” (October 9)

Friday night, I was at the New York Film Festival for the screening of the martial arts film "The Assassin".

The director, Hou Hsiao-hsien won the Best Director Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for this movie.

And I could certainly see why.

It's absolutely beautiful.

So, many scenes are breathtaking.

The costumes, dance & fight scenes and music are all terrific.

Following the screening, the director Hou Hsiao-hsien and one of he film's co-stars, actress/dancer Fang-Yi Sheu participated in a discussion and Q&A session with the audience.