"Raining In The Mountain" a.k.a. Kong shan ling yu (1979)
Raining in the Mountain, also known as 空山靈雨, Kong shan ling yu is a 1979 film written and directed by King Hu. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
(Synopsis): In China, religious positions have always been controlled very closely. In this lavishly photographed story, set in a Buddhist monastery during the Ming Dynasty (14th-17th centuries), the monastery is in turmoil, wondering who the government is going to appoint as its next abbot. A number of outside dignitaries have been invited for the announcement and enthronement of the next abbot, and the tensions in the monastery are only heightened when one of these guests steals a venerated sutra from the Mahayana canon of Buddhist scriptures.
Starring: Hsu Feng, Tung Lam, Tien Feng, Paul Chang Chung, Lee Man Tai, Suen Yuet Wu Jiaxiang.
Directed by: King Hu, Written by: King Hu, Region Code: All, Format: NTSC, Languages: Cantonese, Subtitles: English, Features: Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Running Time: 120 Minutes.