Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 10.30 AM @ IIT

SHADOW (影) – Free and Open To the Public, RSVP preferred

This is our 2nd annual “Movie with Mooncakes” event celebrating the Mid- Autumn Festival with mooncakes contributed by the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China.

China | 2018 | 116 Minutes | Blu-ray | In Mandarin w/English subtitles 

Genre:Action/War/Drama 

Director: Zhang Yimou

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

Film Source: Well Go USA

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 film]’s immaculate slow-build of training, tension and treachery shows the director has truly recaptured his mastery of the wuxia genre.” – James Marsh, South China Morning Post

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We thank Illinois Institute of Technology for supporting this special annual “Movie with Mooncakes” free event celebrating

the Mid-Autumn Festival !