King Hu

King Hu (Hu Jinquan, 1932–1997) was born in Beijing and moved to Hong Kong at the age of 17. Before directing, he was a set designer and actor. In 1966, he reinvented the wuxia genre with Come Drink With Me, and became the preeminent director of wuxia-art films in Hong Kong and Taiwan with classics like A Touch of Zen (1971).