Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Zhang Yimou's 2018 film Shadow (影) in Pittsburgh, from May 24.

The 2018 Zhang Yimou film Shadow (影) will play at the Regent Square Theater from May 24 through 30. The distributor provides a summary:
With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
The movie opens nationwide on May 3, so there may be earlier screenings around the city. Tickets and showtime information are not yet available. The theater is located at 1035 S. Braddock Ave. in Regent Square (map).