Demigod: The Legend Begins
Friday 10 March 16:35, Studio/K
Saturday 11 March 21:30, Rialto VU
Su Huan-jen is an ambitious martial arts apprentice and acupuncturist in training. When he ignores his master’s advice and ventures into a palace to treat Yu Lin, the ailing Lord of the Five Mountains, his innocent mistake cascades into a series of clashes, putting Su in the centre of a storm where he must prove his abilities once and for all.
Based on a beloved Taiwanese television series, Demigod: The Legend Begins is a blockbuster that fuses the imaginative battles of wuxia with the traditional art of glove puppetry known as budaixi. Director Chris HUANG Wen-chang and his brother Vincent HUANG Wen-tze, who voices all of the film’s main characters, have worked in glove puppetry for over four decades, keeping this art form alive and reinventing it for the modern era. This visually striking work is a dashing piece of artistry, replete with maniacal villains, magical landscapes, and mysterious plots.
Director:Chris HUANG Wen-chang
Cast:Vincent HUANG Wen-tze
Chris HUANG Wen-chang
Chris HUANG Wen-chang is most known as the chief director of the ongoing Taiwanese glove puppetry series Pili (1988–), for which he has produced more than 3,000 hours of content.