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The Hand (N/C 15+)

31 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Screening as part of the World of Wong Kar Wai season.

Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. Originally conceived for the omnibus film Eros, the film - presented in this retrospective for the first time in its extended cut - tells the tale of Zhang (Chang Chen), a shy tailor’s assistant enraptured by a mysterious client, Miss Hua (Gong Li). A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, The Hand finds Wong Kar Wai continuing to transition from the frenetic, energised style of his earlier films into a register that is lush with romantic grandeur.

All tickets £6.50

Read about why we love Wong Kar Wai in this article by GFT Youth Board member, Sofia.

Part of the World of Wong Kar Wai season. Find out more here

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  • Director Wong Kar Wai
  • Cast Chang Chen, Gong Li
  • Country Hong Kong
  • Year of Production 2004
  • Language Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Running Time 56m
  • Certificate 15

As per Scottish Government restrictions, seats available for all shows from 27 December to 23 January will be capped to meet the 1m social distancing requirement.

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