Friday, may 31 AT 7:00pm| Regular admission prices • FRee for loft cinema members
With Shadow, celebrated director Zhang Yimou (Hero; House of Flying Daggers; Raise the Red Lantern) 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.
“Shadow is a sumptuous sensory feast filled with spectacle, surprise, and madness.” – Felipe Freitas, Film Threat
In a kingdom ruled by a wild and dangerous young king (Zheng Kai) whose court is a hive of politicking and treachery, the monarch’s brave military commander (Deng Chao) has cultivated a secret weapon to aid his survival: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now, the commander must use this weapon in an intricate plan to launch a dangerous final assault against the forces of a rival kingdom, in hopes of leading his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. (Dir. by Zhang Yimou, 2018, China/Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 115 mins., Not Rated)
*Members may pick up tickets only for themselves (1 for individual levels, 2 for couple levels) at the Box Office on the day of the Member Screening. The Box Office is open 1/2 hour before the first show of the day.