Cinema of Childhood Season

04 June 2014

KingofmasksOn behalf of the Hippodrome cinema, Bo'ness, and Falkirk Community Trust we would like to let you know about an exciting upcoming event we have which may be of particular interest to you.

As part of our on-going Cinema of Childhood season, curated by filmmaker Mark Cousins in conjunction with the Filmhouse Edinburgh, we're hosting a special screening of the multi-award winning film, The King of Masks in Mandarin with English sub-titles, directed by Wu Tiang-ming, on Saturday 19th July at 11am.

The film tells the story of an old illusionist in 1930s China in need of an heir to pass on the secret of his mask tricks to. With no son, the man buys himself a grandson, but the child has a secret. Together they will study the ancient art of silk masks, by which a man's face can take on a new and startling visage in the flash of a second. This is a film of simplicity, beauty and surprising emotional power.

Film critic Roger Ebert noted: "Like so many recent Chinese films, it benefits enormously from the beauty of the setting, the costumes and the customs."

We've also chosen this film as our seasonal "Jeely Jar Special" where customers can benefit from 2-4-1 tickets by presenting a clean jam jar at the box office. Tickets for this event are also only £2.30 per ticket, making it a great price for such a fantastic film, and can also be booked in advance by calling 01324 506850 (you can even book the 2-4-1 offer and bring your jar on the day!).