Shadow

Defying his lord's authority, a poisoned governor foments a plot to invade a nearby province with the help of a doppelganger.

Praised for the extreme care he puts into his work's aesthetics, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) had strayed lately to make less personal films. He makes a welcome return with this adaptation of a story from the inexhaustible saga of the Three Kingdoms, that's also been explored by John Woo or Daniel Lee. With Shadow, Zhang Yimou graces us with a film full of superbly photographed almost monochromatic stylised fights, winner of many awards in his homeland.

Ying. 2018. Color. 116mn. Original version with French subtitles. China. Fresco, Historical.
Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Produced by: Jun Liu, Catherine Pang, Xiaozhu Wang. Screenplay by: Zhang Yimou, Wei Li. Editing: Zhou Xiaolin. Photography: Zhao Xiaoding. Music by: Lao Zai. With: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan.
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