Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms – Wuershan, 148’ (Chi)
March 9 • 9.15pm • Room 1 – Closing Ceremony
Saying that this is a magnificent epic filled with beauty and fantasy feels short. Chinese Cinema already uses parameters of excellence both of narrative and technique as it is clearly visible in this film, a festival of sumptuousness and entertainment that places the audience in the mythological fights of humans, monsters, and wondrous beings 3 000 years ago. With great visual effects, martial arts and romance, we meet the powerful and the humble in their fight for power, family love or cruelty. During the Chang Dynasty, the Great Curse threatens everybody, especially the young King who faces the dilemmas of honour and power, brotherhood and abuse, while refusing to accept that his lover is a terrible magic entity. The winner of the Golden Rooster, an award for the Best Chinese Film of the Year.