PAINTED SKIN : THE RESURECTION
According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld. Xiaowei, a millennial-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into a dangerous seductress, consuming living hearts to keep her beautiful as she searches for her chance to become human. Meanwhile, Princess Jing, hiding her marred beauty behind a golden mask, flees an unknown threat to her kingdom by pursuing the only man she ever loved: the guard who was unable to protect her, so many years ago. A twist of fate brings Princess Jing and Xiaowei together, and a slow game of wits, deceit, and seduction begins for the princess’ very own heart. Painted Skin: The Resurrection is top notch heroic fantasy, the kind of film where every invested cent can be seen on the screen. But it’s not just eye candy, with its grand landscapes, special effects wizardry and spectacular action scenes. The beating heart of the movie ( and in this case it has to be taken literally ) is a moving emotional love triangle between Xun Zhou ( Cloud Atlas ), Wei Zhao ( Shaolin Soccer ) and Kun Chen ( Flying Swords of Dragon Gate ). Wuershan, the director of The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman, was the architect of this epic fresco.