Screen Slate’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Wuxia master King Hu’s Legend of the Mountain (1979) is a gentle and reflective epic that overwhelms viewers with natural beauty and mystery. Shot the same year as the director’s Raining in the Mountain, the film is loosely based on Pu Songling’s highly influential collection of Qing Dynasty stories, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. To this source material, Hu adds his flair for the sonorous majesty of Chinese opera, visual abstraction, and the soft mountain imagery of traditional Chinese painting to create an unhurried tale of magic, love, and deception."
Chris Shields for Screen Slate.Featured through 2/2 at Metrograph.