LIFF Presents brings two fantastic new international features to Vue in The Light this month. Join us for an exclusive cinema screening of Shadow, an extraordinary action epic from award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou, and Phoenix, the startling debut by Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen. See both films on the evening of Wednesday 18 September. 

Wednesday 18 September, 18:00 | Vue in The Light 
2018 | Norway | Dir: Camilla Strøm Henriksen | 1hr 26min | 15
Caring for her mentally unstable mother Astrid (Maria Bonnevie) and younger brother Bo (Casper Falck-Løvås), teenager Jill (Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin) has acted like the adult in her family. Living together in a small apartment in Oslo, the two children walk a constant tightrope, avoiding anything that could provoke their mother’s volatile behavior. When Astrid lands a job interview at the local art gallery and it seems like the things could be looking up. As Jill works hard to prepare her mother, their estranged father Nils (Sverrir Gudnason) calls to say he’ll visit them on her 14th birthday, just two days away. But when tragedy strikes, Jill decides to bury the truth. Nothing will ruin her birthday - not when it’s a matter of survival for herself and Bo. Featuring a breakout performance from Ylva Bjørkaas, this striking chamber drama marks Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen as a one to watch.
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Wednesday 18 September, 20:00 | Vue in The Light
2018 | China | Dir: Zhang Yimou | 1hr 56min | 15
With Shadow, director Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a swordplay epic like no other. In an empire ruled by a wild and dangerous young king (Zheng Kai) whose court is a hive of politicking and treachery, the monarch’s brave military commander (Deng Chao) has cultivated a secret weapon to aid his survival: a 'shadow', a lookalike who can fool both his enemies and the king himself as the commander prepares for a dangerous final assault against the forces of a rival kingdom. Masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated, Yimou has created an extraordinary visual tour de force.
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Tickets are £8 full / £7 conc