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Tue 18

Dolittle (PG)

February 14th - February 22nd
Tue 18

Musical Masterclass

February 17th - February 19th
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The Cat and the Canary

February 17th - February 22nd
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Through a Glass Darkly

February 18th - February 22nd
Thu 20

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So Long My Son (12A)

March 9th - March 10th

 

Veteran director Wang Xiaoshuai returns with this magnificent family saga that spans the tail-end of the 20th century in China.

Epic in scope, it charts the collective emotional history of the country’s one-child policy and the Cultural Revolution. Yaojun and Liyun’s son drowns after being goaded into swimming by his pal Haohao. The grieving parents leave their factory jobs and move away from their friends, Haohao’s own parents, who have better fortune in life. Years later, Yaojun and Liyun return. Moving between past and present in sweeping tableaux, the film illustrates how individuals are caught in the gears of a society in the throes of constant dramatic change. Its considerable power is bolstered by award-winning performances from Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei as an ordinary couple struggling to cope with the forces affecting their lives.

Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Starring: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Jingjing Li, Xi Qi
China, 2019, 3 hours 5 minutes

“…weaving together buoyant celebration and needle pricks of sadness… It’s a gorgeous, melancholy masterpiece.”  Wendy Ide, The Observer

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Details

Start:
March 9th
End:
March 10th
Event Categories:
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Venue

Cinema
United Kingdom

Other

Price:
£9.50/£10.50 (Premium Seats)
Mornings and matinees: £7.50/£8.50 (Premium seats)
Concessions and members discounts apply
Show Times:
Fri 6th March at 12:30pm (Forum Theatre)
Mon 9th March at 12:30pm (Cinema)
Tues 10th March at 3:30pm (Forum Theatre)

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