may, 2019

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thu23may2:00 pmAsh is the Purest White (15)The Barn Cinema

Event Details

One of the most important and exciting filmmakers at work in the world today, Jia Zhangke’s (Still Life, A Touch of Sin) superb new gangster drama picks up on his favourite themes – globalisation, consumerism and their vast, alienating effects on Chinese society – with an urgent and empathetic eye.

In a bleak industrial city, dancer Qiao (Zhao Tao) falls in love with mobster Bin (Liao Fan). When Bin’s ballroom dancing-obsessed boss is killed, he takes on leadership of the ‘Jianghu’, a brotherhood of honourable criminals. But the old honour codes are out of fashion, and when Bin is attacked by a new generation of gangsters, Qiao is forced to make an extremely difficult decision.

★★★★★“The movie is always a pleasure to behold” Glen Kenny, RogerEbert.com

2018  | China / France / Japan | Mandarin with English subtitles

Time

(Thursday) 2:00 pm

Location

The Barn Cinema

Dartington Hall

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