Cafe: Sark, let's start at the very beginning. What is a wuxia film?
|An example: Zu Warriors from |
the Magic Mountain.
Cafe: What was your first introduction to the wuxia genre?
Sark: I can’t recall a specific film that introduced me to the wuxia genre. But I do remember a group of wuxia films that I watched while I was in college, such as Ronny Yu’s The Bride with White Hair (1993) and Ching Siu-Tung’s Swordsman II (1991). I had seen similar movies prior to these, but it was during this time that I grew accustomed to watching characters in the air just as much as on the ground.
Cafe: Who are some of the most famous wuxia stars?
|Wang Yu in Beach of the War Gods.|
|Brigitte Lin as The Bride with White Hair.|
Cafe: If I wanted to sample some representative films, what would you recommend?
|Cheng Pei-Pei in Come Drink with Me.|
Cafe: What is your favorite wuxia film and why?