Regent Street Cinema Presents: The Assassin
Cannes Best Director winner creates this martial arts epic
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. In this Chinese story of epic proportions, A female assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China. Twists, turns, incredible choreography and a thrilling plot – there is no wonder it has garnered the accolades it has. "So ravishingly lovely that tracking the plot is far less important than luxuriating in the images." – Wall Street Journal "For its sheer beauty, its mesmeric compositional sense and pure balletic poise, Hou Hsiao-hsien's distinctive and slow-moving wuxia tale The Assassin demands attention." – The Guardian Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"A breathtaking work of art."