The Assassin – Hsiao-Hsien Hou (2015) ***

The plot is straightforward: a female assassin is on a mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China. Watching this film was, nevertheless, less simple. I really wanted to like this film (a great theme, the landscapes are stunning and the cinematography is a nice counterbalance to the mainstream Hollywood approach), but the shallow, lingering, script lacked drama to be able to entertain for almost two hours.