Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon presented a new image of the Asian woman, both feisty and rebellious. These new Amazons also occupied other territories of pop culture, like rock, videogames or fashion, armed with swords or with electric guitars. From Pekin to Taipei, by way of Tokyo, filmmaker Yves Montmayeur interviews some of the most iconic “dragon girls”.
A film critic and an old Festival friend, he’s the director of essential documentaries on the film world, like those dedicated to Christopher Doyle, Takashi Miike, Michael Haneke or Guy Maddin.
WithMichelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi
Edition: 2016 Section: Panorama Documenta Original language: