Chinatown: The Three Shelters
2018, Aliki Danezi-Knutsen, Cyprus/Greece, 91 min.
With Katerina Misichroni, Richard Ng, Themis Bazaka
- Sun, Mar 22nd 5:00pm
- Wed, Mar 25th 8:00pm
In a story boasting all the transplanted elements of Hong Kong’s martial arts dramas, director Danezi-Knutsen blends martial arts and the atmosphere and flavor of Athens’s Chinatown with a revenge quest involving mystical powers. Twin girls are born, on an auspicious date, of a Cypriot mother and a Chinese father. One infant is spirited away by the Chinese Mafia minutes after birth, but first-born Cleo (Misichroni), oblivious of her twin’s existence, is raised by their mother (Bazaka) in a tranquil Cypriot village. On her eighteenth birthday, Cleo is gifted with a cryptic clue to her beloved father’s murder, and she embarks on a single-minded revenge mission under the tutelage of aged Chinatown chef and martial arts master Lin (veteran Hong Kong actor Ng). Destiny calls, but only for one of the sisters, who have yet to meet. In English, Mandarin, and Greek with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of the director. (BS)