So Long My Son/ Di Jiu Tian Chang (12A)
2pm – 187 mins
Dir; Xiaoshuai Wang
SO LONG MY SON traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident, their paths separate. Destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country’s changing face. Yet even as their lives diverge, a common search for truth and reconciliation around the tragedy remains. But sometimes it can take a lifetime to say farewell. SO LONG MY SON chronicles people and a society in full transformation – in which human relationships and the tumultuous evolution of a nation are inevitably and inextricably intertwined.
“Magnificent film-making” Kevin Maher, The Times
The Farewell (PG)
5.30pm – 100 mins
Comedy drama based on an actual lie. A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding gathering before she dies. Funny, charming and perceptive about the difference between cultures.
Films to be followed by a Chinese feast (£10 extra cost). Meal orders by Wednesday 22 January.