Mountains May Depart 12A (S)
|Sat 16 Dec||14:00, 20:20|
|Sun 17 Dec||14:50, 20:30|
|Mon 18 Dec||14:10, 20:15|
|Tue 19 Dec||15:00, 20:30|
|Wed 20 Dec||14:10, 20:30|
|Thu 21 Dec||14:10, 20:30|
- Screenings before 16:00: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £9.00 full / £6.50 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £4.50
Legendary Chinese director Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin) returns with a decades-spanning drama abotu a young woman who marries for money, a parable of China's embrace of materialism and the ways it has affected the bonds of family and tradition.
It follows Tao (Zhao Tao), a beautiful and spirited woman at three separate points in her life - 1999, 2014 and 2025 - and her relationships with flashy Zang and stoic worker Liangzi. The repercussions of her choices - which also represent China's embrace of capitalism - will resonate throughout the years. What follows is another absorbing, expansive film from Zhangke as he continues to explore ideas of alienation and the role of modern China.
Utterly compelling, this is humanist cinema with a powerful political core.
- The screenings of Mountains May Depart on Tue 19 Dec are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.