Silverspot Cinema
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Florida Premiere


Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 115min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Marimbas Award

In Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king (Zheng Kai), everyone has their own scheme. Most of all the military commander (Deng Chao), who is a brave and accomplished warrior on the battlefield, but has to face peril inside the palace walls too. He has a secret weapon, however: his “shadow,” a look-alike who can deceive both Pei’s enemies and the King himself. As he prepares to triumph over a rival kingdom for control of the city of Jing, the commander hatches an intricate plan unlike any seen before, leading up to a combat of indescribable consequences.

Taking inspiration from the centuries-old Chinese tradition of ink-wash painting, director Zhang Yimou invokes a stunning color palette of pale whites, greys and ink-dark blacks. Yimou crafts a grand tale of epic battles and deadly decoys. With his experienced touch and clear vision, he weaves together a magnificent world of blood, secrets, and conspiracies that will leave you utterly breathless.


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Director: Zhang Yimou
Producer: Pang Liwei, Liu Jun, Wang Xiaozhu
Screenwriter: Li Wei, Zhang Yimou
Executive Producer: Lian Jie, Zhang Zhao, Edward Cheng
Production Company: Perfect Village Entertainment HK Limited

Music: Loudboy
Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding
Editor: Zhou Xiaolin

Cast: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, Leo Wu

Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou is a Chinese director who has been nominated three times for China and Hong Kong at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. He earned international fame from his first film, Red Sorghum (1987), for which he won the Berlin Golden Bear. His films include Ju Dou (1990), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) - both of which were official Miami Film Festival selections - Raise The Red Lantern (1991), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), Shadow (2018) and One Second (2019). He was the artistic director of the opening night ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.