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Paradox  /  Ash

November 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Premiere!

Paradox (2017)

Hong Kong detective Lee goes about parenting his teenage daughter with the same stoic professionalism he brings to his job. But when on a trip to Thailand she becomes prey to an organ-harvesting ring run by corrupt police and politicians, we see that Lee’s still waters run only so deep as he unleashes his ferocious will to do everything in his power to save her.

DCP, color, in Cantonese and Thai with English subtitles, 100 min. Director: Wilson Yip. Screenwriter: Jill Leung. Cast: Louis Koo, Gordon Lam, Tony Jaa.

North American Premiere!

Ash (2017)

After a body is found in a movie theater, a victim of rough justice, three men—a cop, a steelworker and a medical student—find themselves bound together in a tangled web of lies and suspicions. Years later, memories of a second murder threaten to betray their long-held secrets. Part of a wave of Chinese neo-noirs, Ash moves mesmerizingly between past and present, inner and outer subjectivities towards an almost hallucinatory finale.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 114 min. Director: Li Xiaofeng. Screenwriter: Li Xiaofeng, Xu Zhanxiong, Shen Yi, Wang Mu. Cast: Luo Jin, Xin Peng, Nie Yuan.