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Back to the Wharf (N/C 12+)

1-4 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The extraordinary events of one day reverberate down the years in Li Xiaofeng’s haunting noir-tinged drama. Song Hao is a star pupil with a bright future until his university place is given to another boy. Events spiral from heartbreak to a murder that forces him to flee, returning home 15 years later for his mother’s funeral. Understanding what happened that day becomes his only hope of a brighter future in a lushly beautiful, compelling tale that reveals something rotten at the heart of modern China. Zhang Yu from An Elephant Sitting Still is excellent as the hapless hero.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Rediance

  • Director Li Xiaofeng
  • Cast Zhang Yu, Song Jia, Wang Yanhui
  • Country China
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h58m
  • Language Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Content Warning Death, mild physical violence
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