Singapore Chinese Film Festival : King Hu Wuxia Classics - Raining in the Mountain《空山灵雨》

Singapore Chinese Film Festival : King Hu Wuxia Classics - Raining in the Mountain《空山灵雨》
  • DATE

    Apr 19, 2014

  • Venue

    National Museum of Singapore

    93 Stamford Road
    Singapore 178897
  • TIME
    Saturday: from 19:00 to 21:00
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$12.00
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Catch the screening of the King Hu wuxia classics 'Raining in the Mountain', as part of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival.

 

Raining in the Mountain is a 1979 Hon Kong-Taiwan drama film directed by King Hu. The film tells the story of a Ming Dynasty monastery on a mountain where the old abbot calls a meeting to decide his successor. The San Po monastery is famous for it's Mahayana Sutra scroll handwritten by the monk Tripitaka. The old abbot invited General Wang, a wealthy patron, Wen Ann and Master Wuwai. Wang and Wen both covet for the priceless scroll and each employ martial artists to help them steal it. Wen brings in a female theif, White Fox, disguised as his concubine. The abbot chooses a convict Qui Ming as his new successor. When Wen and Whitefox was able to steal the box of the scroll, they were chased by the general staff and led to the death of Wen. White Fox then became a nun. At the conclusion of the story, the new abbot burned the original scroll in public and gave a copied scroll to the public, the story points to it that what is important is the spirit and not the scroll.