Legend of the Demon Cat 


Film Festivals:
2018 (46th) FEST, Belgrade International Film Festival
2018 (28th) African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival
2018 (12th) Asian Film Award- Best Supporting Actress, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design,Best Production Design
2018 (23rd) Huading Awards- Best Supporting Actress
2018 (12th) Asian Film Award- Best Director, Best Cinematographer
2018 (23rd) Huading Awards- Best Director
2018 (9th) China Film Director’s Guild Awards- Best Film, Best Director




Directed by renowned Chinese director Chen Kaige (“Together”, 2002), “Legend of the Demon Cat” is a historical fantasy about a demonic cat that causes a series of strange events during the Tang Dynasty in China. Based on the bestselling Japanese novel “Samana Kukai” written by Japanese writer Yoneyama Mineo, this blockbuster is a collaboration of the top talents in the industry from China, Japan and Hong Kong. The lead actors Huang Xuan (“The Great Wall”, 2016) who plays the Chinese poet, Shota Sometani (“Foreboding”, 2017) who plays the Japanese monk, and Sandrine Pinna who plays the beautiful Yang Guifei, deliver impressive performances. With a set that costs US$200 million and five years to build, this film will certainly bring a visually stunning experience to the audiences.

In the Tang imperial court, a Chinese poet (Huang Xuan) and a Japanese monk (Shôta Sometani) join forces to investigate the strange events associated with a demonic cat; and in the process unravel the mystery behind the death of China’s most legendary concubine, Yang Guifei (Sandrine Pinna).



Cast: Huang Xuan, Shôta Sometani, Zhang Yuqi, Hiroshi Abe, Sandrine Pinna
Director: Chen Kaige
Duration (min) : 129min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English







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