White Haired Witch
Dir. Jacob Cheung Chi Leung. 2015, 104 mins. Digital projection. With Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Vincent Zhao, Wang Huebing, Li Xinru. In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha fights the soldiers that oppress people for their own gain. As payback, local government officials decide to pin the murder of Governer Zhuo Zhonglian on Jade, turning her and the members of her cult into wanted fugitives for a crime they did not commit.