White Snake

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China | 2018 | 99 minutes | Amp Wong, Zhao Ji

January 25, 2020

Saturday Morning Cartoons

One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way.

But as they learn more about her past, they uncover a darker plot of supernatural forces vying for power, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.

"Even if you're not familiar with the source material, this Chinese production provides plenty of supernatural thrills for the modern young adult."—Pat Padua, The Washington Post

Saturday Morning Cartoons is a monthly celebration of animated children's films from across the globe. We aim to showcase animated films that advance the aesthetic possibilities of 2D animation through their specific cultural lens. Coffee will be provided along with donuts from Mighty O. Recommended for ages 12 and up. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

  • Director: Amp Wong, Zhao Ji
  • Principal Cast: Zhe Zhang, Tianxiang Yang
  • Country: China
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Screenplay: Damao
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Has Subtitles: Yes