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CWM 2020: Hero Cancelled


In ancient China, a warlord lives in constant fear of his life as opposing states plot against him. However, one day word comes to him that a nameless man has defeated the three most deadly assassins who have been threatening his life - but can he trust the unassuming hero's story?

Director Zhang Yimou's fable is a visual treat, with amazingly choreographed martial arts scenes set against dazzling and luscious backdrops. Its colour-coded, Rashomon-style flashbacks set the stage for a series of ravishingly photographed fight sequences - yet there’s more to Hero than the immediate pleasures of its luxurious surfaces. Sporting an aesthetic rigour matched by the complexities of its Chinese-box narrative, it’s as steeped in ancient culture and philosophy as it is playful in its revisionist filtering of history through genre.

Saturday 11 5.00PMApril



Cannon Hill Park

B12 9QH Birmingham GB

0121 446 3232

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