Japanese actor Shota Sometani in a still from Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige. Photo: courtesy of TIFF Japanese actor Shota Sometani in a still from Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
Japanese actor Shota Sometani in a still from Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige. Photo: courtesy of TIFF

Chinese language cinema

Legend of the Demon Cat: Chen Kaige adapts to China’s changed cinematic landscape with lavish production

Chen, one of Chinese cinema’s fifth generation, pulled out all the stops for this period drama, even spending five years and US$200 million constructing a city

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Japanese actor Shota Sometani in a still from Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige. Photo: courtesy of TIFF Japanese actor Shota Sometani in a still from Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
Japanese actor Shota Sometani in a still from Legend of the Demon Cat, directed by Chen Kaige. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
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