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Shadow(影)

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China, Hong Kong

2018

Rated PG-13 • 1h 56m

Director Zhang Yimou

Starring Deng Chao, Sun Li, Ryan Zheng Kai, Wang Qian-Yuan

Genre Action, Drama

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In this fantasy-filled period drama set in the Three Kings era of China, a king attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.

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The Hollywood Reporter by Boyd van Hoeij

The real star of the show here is the strikingly gorgeous, often almost bi-chrome visual universe, inspired by the tai chi diagram — more commonly known in the West as yin-and-yang symbol — and traditional ink-brush painting, with its distinct combination of rich blacks and fluid shades of gray.
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Variety by Jessica Kiang

Every supremely controlled stylistic element of Zhang Yimou’s breathtakingly beautiful Shadow is an echo of another, a motif repeated, a pattern recurring in a fractionally different way each time.
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The Film Stage by Leonardo Goi

Shadow brings heart and spectacle together, and the result is a bombastic martial arts wuxia replete with duels of breath-taking beauty that will please longtime Zhang acolytes and newbies alike.

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