The Frida Cinema

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White Snake

White Snake poster

From Chinese studio Light Chaser Animation comes White Snake, 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 deadly mythical beasts, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.


“Packed with exciting adventure… A story of forbidden love threatened by both earthly and otherworldly forces.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety

“Kinetic action, fantastical surroundings, and often-beautiful animation… stunning sequences unlike anything you’d see in a Pixar film.” – Jared Mobarak, Film Stage

White Snake
White Snake.