Electric Shadows Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Two children escape reality through cinema as China's cultural revolution rages.

Cast: Yu Xia, Yijing Zhang, Haibin Li, Guan Xiaotong, Yihong Jiang

Director: Jiang Xiao

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Beijing Dadi Century Limited

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Xiao's bittersweet film is superficially a swoony love letter to the cinema. But her valentine has a hidden sting, rooted in some hard truths about movie mania. show more

  • With her debut, Xiao Jiang has created the Chinese equivalent of "Cinema Paradiso." The Beijing Film Academy graduate's confident first feature is a lovely, elegant paean to the joy and liberty that films offer as a symbol. show more

  • The Chinese pleaser Electric Shadows belongs to a genre they don't teach in film school: Triple S, as in sweet, sappy and sentimental. show more

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