SF’s International Film Festival Shows “Hero” Nov. 1

SF’s International Film Festival Shows “Hero” Nov. 1


One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

Thursday, Nov. 1: 6:15 p.m. in E-Auditorium
Director: Zhang Yimou
Language: Chinese

Introduction by: Wang Shuguo, Visiting Scholar, Beijing Union University, China

Storyline: With supernatural skill, a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire’s most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat. (Miramax)

Nominated for one Oscar (2003): Best Foreign Language Film.

Winner, 27 film festival awards, including:

Best Foreign Language, British Independent Film Award (2003)

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Editing, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (2003)

Grand Jury Prize, Cinemanila International Film Festival (2003)

NYFCC Award (best Foreign Language Film), New York Film Critics Awards (2003)

Other Recommended Films:


A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop

Caterpillar (Japan) – turns the invasion of China upside down with the story of a tetra-amputee war hero’s return to Japan

The Twilight Samurai (Japan)