Fall Film Series: The Assassin (2015)


Fall Film Series: The Assassin (2015)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Princeton Garden Theatre

In conjunction with the exhibition The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century, the Art Museum and the Princeton Garden Theatre present three award-winning Chinese-language films. Museum members receive Princeton Garden Theatre member admission price. 

The Assassin (2015)
105 minutes, not rated; directed by Hsiao-Hsien Hou 

Loosely based on a Tang dynasty tale, the film follows the life of a general’s daughter who is kidnapped and trained to become an assassin. When she doesn’t execute a mission, she is ordered to kill her betrothed, forcing her to choose between love, family, and the assassins. Introduced by Associate Director for Education Caroline Harris.