Reviewed by sjilani
on 15/11/2015 21:07

From the winner of Best Director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival comes The Assassin. Taiwanese maestro Hou Hsiao-Hsien creates a slow feast for the senses very unlike martial arts genre convention. Yet his bold stylistic moves are well matched by his formidable heroine, the lethal assassin Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi). Her true heroism shows when forced to choose between love and duty – but she sure does terrifyingly beautiful things with a dagger in the meantime.