GKIDS announced today that the Chinese animated film White Snake, an official selection at Annecy and Animation Is Film Festival, will be released in Los Angeles and New York. The film will open in Los Angeles on November 15 at the Landmark Nuart and in New York on November 29 at City Cinemas, as well as in various additional markets.
From Light Chaser Animation, one of China’s premiere animation studios, comes a visually stunning new take on a classic legend. 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.
The movie was directed by Amp Wong and Ji Zhao. It is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles and English-language dubbed.