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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

Films at the Goods Shed are projected on to a six-metre (19 feet 8 inches) wide screen, with sound provided by a multipoint Dolby system. The 180 seats are purpose-made for auditorium use and are tiered, giving everyone a comfortable and unobstructed view of the screen.

We provide a bar at most screenings, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Doors open 30 minutes before each screening.

You can buy tickets in advance using the form below, or on the door up to 30 minutes before screening, subject to availability. There is no fee for booking online.

At this stage, it isn’t possible to reserve specific seats. If you have a favourite spot, it’s best to arrive early, get a drink, and settle in to enjoy the movie!


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