Wednesday, May 25, 2022

2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王) in Pittsburgh, July 13.


The 2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王) will play in Pittsburgh on July 13. A synopsis from the distributor:
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.

The Deer King is a sweeping fantasy epic that marks the directing debut of Masashi Ando, whose work on such landmark films as Spirited Away, Paprika, and Your Name. helped shape the world of modern animation.
It is currently scheduled to play at the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monaca, Monroeville, and Robinson, and tickets are available online . The movie is also set to play in select theaters around the country on July 14 and 15, though information is not yet available.