Which poster is your favorite so far?
Zhang Yimou’s Shadow 影 has released three more posters and ton of stills. Some of the images are quite stunning, and Zhang Yimou is a visual master, but If this film doesn’t get some major shadow reduction, no one’s going to see anything that’s going on in a dark movie theater.
This is a story about stand-ins. They have existed since ancient times, and are commonly known as ‘shadows’. When there is an assassination, there is a ‘shadow’ who must step forward and be killed in their master’s stead.
The ‘shadow’ must closely resemble his master so others cannot differentiate between the two. The masters are often unduly reticent about their ‘shadows’, and no one has ever gotten close to the truth.
Ultimately, everything boils down to one question: “Do you want to be the master or the ‘shadow’? The human, or the ghost?”