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Alhambra Cinema

15 September 2019 · 5:00pm

Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street Keswick Cumbria CA12 5AG · Get directions

Organised by: Keswick Film Club

Certificate: 15

“Zhangke Jia’s belter of a film is part crime epic, part woman-seeks-justice flick, part state of the nation address. It takes the staples of the gangster flick – the mobster’s moll, gang rivalries, violent shoot outs – as a jumping off point for both a granular character study of a woman’s resolve, and a macro portrait of China at the turn of the century where modernity is quickly outstripping tradition. Either way, it’s a riveting picture driven by a fantastic performance by Zhao Tao as a wronged woman whose laser focus makes Kill Bill’s The Bride look lackadaisical in comparison” – Ian Freer, Empire.

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