Emperor Visits the Hell

Luo Li director/writer, 71 min., fiction, video (2012)

Emperor Visits the Hell

Emperor Visits the Hell is a modern retelling of the classic Chinese story of Emperor Li Shimin’s journey to the underworld and his return to life. It is based on three chapters from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Though the events in the original story took place during the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D. – 907 A.D.), this film is set in contemporary Chinese society.

Watch the trailer here.