Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)

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Date Created: 26/05/2018
Date Modified: 27/05/2018
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Legend of the Demon Cat (Chinese: 妖猫传; pinyin: Yāo Māo Zhuàn) is a 2017 fantasy mystery film directed by Chen Kaige, based on the novel Samana Kukai written by Japanese writer Yoneyama Mineo.[4][3] It was released in China in December 2017.[5][6]

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The story is set in China during the Tang Dynasty (618–907). A demon cat appears and breaks the peace of the capital, Chang’an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join together to investigate the death of Concubine Yang by following the trail left by the cat, unveiling a buried fact.[1].
AwardsCategoryRecipientResultRef.
25th Beijing College Student Film FestivalBest Visual EffectsN/AWon[8]
23rd Huading AwardsBest DirectorChen KaigeNominated[9]
Best Supporting ActressSandrine PinnaWon[10]
9th China Film Director's Guild AwardsBest FilmLegend of the Demon CatNominated[11]
Best DirectorChen KaigeNominated
12th Asian Film AwardsBest DirectorChen KaigeNominated[12][13]
Best Supporting ActressKitty ZhangWon
Best CinematographyCao YuNominated
Best Costume DesignChen TongxunWon
Best Production DesignTu Nan and Lu WeiWon
Best Visual EffectsIshi NorioWon