Retrospective of ANG Lee films festival to be hosted in New Delhi

July 22nd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Directorate of Film Festivals in collaboration with Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi will host noted Director Ang Lee’s Retrospective Film Festival between July 23 to 25,2010 at Siri Fort Auditorium in the national capital.

The five films to be screened for audiences will include– “Fine Line”, “Pushing Hands”, “The Wedding Banquet”, “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”.

Four of the five films being showcased during the festival have been produced by famous international producer Mr. Hus Li Kong who will be the guest of honour at the inaugural function in Delhi.

Ang Lee attributes his success to him and feels that without Mr. Hsu, he would not have been where he is today. Mr. Lee has sent message for Indian viewers in DVD which will be screened at the inauguration, said an official release on Thursday.

Ang Lee is a symbol of Taiwan’s creativity. He is one of the seven directors to win the Oscar, the Golden Globe, Director’s Guild and BAFTA for the same movie “BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN”(2005).

All his films have been very well received by the audiences not only in Taiwan but all over the world because of the striking diversity, as well as Lee’s recurring themes of alienation, marginalization and repression. “I Can’t Live Without You” won the Golden Peacock Award at International Film Festival of India, 2009. Seeing the popularity of Taiwanese cinema and its physical and global appeal, Thereafter, the movies will be showcased in Pune and Kolkata. This festival traces Ang Lee’s journey starting from his first college.

Many of Lees’s films, particularly his early Chinese trilogy, have focused on the interactions between modernity and tradition. The movement from family drama, period drama, the Western, the martial arts epic and the comic strip has all been given the Lee treatment.

His settings too are as diverse as modern Taipei, Victorian England, Civil War America and Qing-dynasty China. Some of his films have had a light-hearted comic tone which marks a break from tragic historical realism.

Lee is believed to be the perfect living example of globalization and its effect on the film world.

Entry is free. (ANI)

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