Sunday, July 1, 2018
The Empty Hands (2017) NYAFF 2018
Surprisingly good drama is not what you expect. The martial arts are subservient to the drama not the other way around with the result we have some of the deepest characters you’ll find in a “martial arts film. It is also no wonder that Stephy Tang has won awards for her performance in the film.
I’m going to be honest the fact that the film is more drama than martial arts film kind of threw me. My expectations going in kept me fighting with the film for about a third of the running time. Then somewhere along the way I just went with it and the film improved greatly.
This is one of the hidden and expected gems of this years NYAFF.
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