Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic

Sep. 08, 2000 116 Min.
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Director

Ann Hu
Director

Cast

Jared Harris isRaymond Wallace
Raymond Wallace
Xia Yu isLiu Jinglun (Liu Zhonglun)
Liu Jinglun (Liu Zhonglun)
Liu Peiqi isMaster Ren (Ren JingFeng)
Master Ren (Ren JingFeng)
Liping Lü isMadame Ren
Madame Ren
Yusheng Li isLord Tan (Tan Xinpei)
Lord Tan (Tan Xinpei)
Yukui Zhang isLao Chang
Lao Chang

Synopsis

Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who’s brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers’ shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. Liu’s work with Wallace brings him conflict with tradition and his father’s authority, complicated by his falling in love with Ling, daughter of Lord Tan, star of Beijing’s traditional opera. Liu sees movies as his chance to become wealthy and worthy of Ling. When the Shadow Magic pair are invited to show the films to the Empress Dowager, things look good. But, is disaster in the script? And, can movies preserve tradition even as they bring change?

Shadow Magic
Shadow Magic
Original titleShadow Magic
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