Green Snake

Green Snake

A FILM BY: Hark Tsui
WRITTEN BY: Pik Wah Lee
STARRING: Maggie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wenzhuo Zhao

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Presented by The Chicago Film Society 

Tsui Hark had moved from punk rock outsider to studio mogul when he made his revisionist wuxia masterpiece GREEN SNAKE, a film that married the surface appeal of a special effects-heavy martial arts blowout with a colorful, hyperactive style and subversive sense of humor reminiscent of Frank Tashlin. An update of the undying folk tale Madame White Snake, GREEN SNAKE features Hong Kong superstars Maggie Cheung and Joey Wong as a pair of sororal snake spirits hunted by a puritanical Buddhist monk after taking human form. Every overindulgent camera tilt and oversized snake prosthetic serve to push this ridiculous pulp concoction ever closer to the sublime.

35mm print courtesy of Academy Film Archive | In Cantonese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1993
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Run Time: 99 mins
Format: 35mm