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The Breaking Ice

FACT presents

Cinema in the City: Ran Dong (The Breaking Ice) [15]

Pagoda Arts, Henry Street, Liverpool, L1 5BU
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Runtime: 97 mins

Genre: Drama

Part of the Cinema in the City season

Ran Dong (The Breaking Ice) (2023) is set in Yanji, a border city in the north of China where over half of it’s inhabitants are of Korean ancestry. The story follows the blossoming relationship among three young adults in their twenties, set over a few short days in the winter snow. The Chinese-Singaporean romantic drama film written and directed by Anthony Chen was selected for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Attendees will be treated to short film Wave directed by Yikai Liu before the main feature begins.

Locally loved Chinese restaurant Big Bowl Noodle Bar will be serving up delicious curries, dumplings, spring rolls and fluffy bento sponge cakes for those in attendance! Please note that food must be pre-ordered when booking your tickets.

Doors: 18:00. Screening: 19:00. Language: Mandarin & Korean with English subtitles. Age rating: 15 (brief sexualised nudity).

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

This screening is part of Cinema in the City. Our experiential film programme features the best of independent cinema screened in unexpected and unique locations. Ahead of each film screening, attendees are treated to a screening of short films from emerging filmmakers from across the North West.

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Booking required — £7.50 - £10

Big Bowl Menu

  • Curry Chicken with Boiled Rice + 2 Pork Dumplings - £8.50
  • Curry Tofu with Boiled Rice + 2 Spring Rolls - £8.50 (Vegan)
  • Chinese Style Fluffy Bento Sponge Cake - £7 (Vegetarian)
  • Plus a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

We are unable to accept refunds for this event. Read our Ticket Terms and Conditions here.

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