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Certificate 15.  Running time: 2hr 16min. Crime,Drama, Romance.  Doors open at 7pm

Story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a depressed mining town.  Her boyfriend, Bin (Liao Fan) is a dashing gangster.  After his boss is murdered, Bin ascends in rank within the criminal brotherhood but finds himself vulnerable to rivals.  When they are both arrested, Qiao makes a fateful decision, she takes the blame top save Bin.  After five years in prison she emerges to find her world has transformed.  Her former associates have moved into legitimate businesses, while Bin has found another woman.  Qiao seeks revenge and searches for a new identity in a changing China – a search that will take her to Three Gorges Dam and towards a powerful revelation.

Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye.

“Epic outlaw romance in a changing China……a riveting performance by Zhao Tao”

“A masterpiece about 21st century China…… boasts a richly novelistic plot and a stellar performance from Zhao Tao”

“A bittersweet tale from China’s boldest director….. Zhao transformation, and the whole arc of her performance, are remarkable to behold”

A 15 certificate means… “Suitable only for 15 years and over. No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema” – British Board of Film Classification

We have reduced the number of tickets available for each event in line with the latest government guidelines on distancing.

The new seating layout for audience events offers single seats and sets of two, three and four at tables or in the tiered rows at the recommended separations.

At the same time we have upgraded our online booking process so that customers can book specific seats or tables for every event. This means that you will know in advance where you will be seated.

Hygiene measures

We provide hand sanitiser points for everyone visiting the Goods Shed and cafe.

Please wear a face covering while inside the building, including moving to and from your seat, except while you are eating and drinking, or unless you have an exemption.

As well as giving the auditorium a thorough clean before and after performances, have put in place a new flow system designed to keep users the regulation distance apart while getting to and from their seats.

If you feel unwell before attending

If you or a member of your party booking has potential symptoms of Covid19 (or any other infectious condition), please do not attend the event. Contact our Administrator on 01666 505496, who will be able to help you obtain a refund for your Please have your booking reference and the payment card you used to hand when you call.


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