Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王) in Pittsburgh, July 13 through 20.

The 2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王), originally scheduled to play in Pittsburgh July 13 and 14, will remain here through (at least) . 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 scheduled to play on the 13th in Japanese with English subtitles at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monroeville, and Robinson, and the Luxury Phoenix 14 in Chartiers Valley; on the 14th it will be dubbed in English and play at the Waterfront and in Chartiers Valley; and from the 15th it will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront in Japanese with English subtitles. Tickets are available online.