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Chinese New Year

UK Premiere: The Song of Cotton

A thoughtful and moving tale about a young carer of an ageing boxer.

Image from UK Premiere: The Song of Cotton

China 2016
Dir Zhu Yuancheng
With Yan Bingyan, Wang Deshun, Ai Liya
Mandarin with EST

This thoughtful and moving tale follows a young woman who takes on a job as carer of an ageing boxer suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The film explores, in a gently provocative manner, the different values of the three generations since the founding of the Republic of China, yet the characters find common ground by all having to make life-changing choices as they deal with inequality and life’s hardships.


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