Important notice

In light of the current challenges related to the coronavirus the film club committee has decided to cancel the rest of the Spring Season 2020. We hope to be back with a new season as usual in the autumn. In the meantime let us look after one another and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

(Nie Yinniang)

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Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Taiwan, China, Hong Kong 2015
104 minutes
Cert: CLUB


Extra screening

The Assassin is set in 9th-century China towards the end of the Tang dynasty and centres on female assassin Nie Yinniang who is directed to slay corrupt government officials. Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien mixes exquisitely framed wide shots with brilliant martial arts action sequences in this breathtakingly elegant and ravishing production.

Best Director Award for Hou Hsiao-Hsien at Cannes 2015.

The Assassin thumb
The Assassin thumb