Film director Ang Lee and actress Michelle Yeow on this edition of Fresh Air
. Ang Lee's new movie is Crouching Tiger, Killing Dragon
, starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeow. He also co-produced the film. Lee is best known for his English-language dramas such as Sense and Sensibility
, the Jane Austen novel adaptation, as well as the Chinese-American themed Eat Drink Man Woman
and The Wedding Banquet
. In Crouching Tiger
, Lee brings an art-house sensibility to the Hong Kong martial arts genre. Actress Michelle Yeow's been called Asia's foremost female action star. She's the lead in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Killing Dragon
. Yeow has starred in many films including Supercop
with Jackie Chan and the 007 thriller Tomorrow Never Dies
. Yeow is also a film producer. She is a native of Ipoh, Malaysia, and was once Miss Malaysia. (Broadcast Date: December 5, 2000)
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