Yu Lik Wal, All Tomorrow's Parties, 2003

This brilliant new sci-fi from China is part-1984 and part-cinematic poem. Set in 2050, in a China ruled by a strange religious sect, a man, woman and child are released from a labour camp and attempt to find a safe haven – a quest which takes them across the country to a ruined industrial city where, it seems there may be no real escape after all. Deliberately ambiguous, the film intrigues and beguiles, raising questions about the future through a series of unforgettable images. 

All Tomorrow's Parties
Dir. Yu Lik WaI

£4/£3

Thu 13 November 2003, 8.45pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk