The Receptionist 18 (PS)

The Receptionist
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Date Times
Fri 20 July 17:50
Sat 21 July 17:50
Sun 22 July 17:50
Mon 23 July 17:50
Tue 24 July 17:50
Wed 25 July 17:50
Thu 26 July 17:40

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Ticket prices: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions / £5.00 aged 24 or under

Desperate times call for desperate measures in writer/director Jenny Lu's exploration of immigrant workers in London's dark sex industry.

Unable to find a job, Tina (Teresa Daley), a Taiwanese graduate living in London, starts working as a receptionist in a "massage parlour" run by the ruthless Lily. The escorts working for her, Sasa and Mei, need money for very different reasons but are equally committed to their jobs (and the wages it comes with). As Tina comes to know the women in this very dysfunctional family, where sex lies at the heart of everything, she begins to understand how money makes the world go round and asks herself: is it worth all the pain?

Authentic and slyly subversive at times, this is a great look at broken migrant dreams.

  • The screening of The Receptionist on Tue 24 Jul is part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.