#59 Shadow

Regie: Zhang Yimou, China, 116 MIN, Mandarijn, 16+

Cast: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng

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Shadow is as a reimagining of an epic tale from the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, in the Third Century. Join our host Katie for network drinks before the film!

The King of Pei and his people live in exile after being expelled from the city of Jing. The King finds it hard to cope with the loss of the city. Because of this he directs his anger at the most important general. What he does not know is that the general is secretly working on a plan to recapture the city. He does this with the help of a double – a “shadow.” The power struggle continues to rise and ends in a blood-curdling climax.

Zhang Yimou (Hero) brings with his masterpiece Shadow an adaptation of the classical epic about the Three Kingdoms. With its deep black and white tones, the film is inspired by the classical Chinese painting technique with washed ink. It is a new high point from the rich oeuvre of the Chinese grandmaster.