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2-for-1 for Hou Hsiao-hsien’s THE ASSASSIN with the BFI

For a limited time, celebrate your Chinese New Year with Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s martial arts masterpiece with this BFI ticket offer!


Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s martial arts masterpiece The Assassin is coming to UK cinemas at the BFI Southbank, from 22nd January to 4th February 2016. If you missed it at the London Film Festival, then here’s all the more reason to go, with a fabulous 2-for-1 ticket offer available for the breathtaking film!

Buy 2 tickets for the price of 1 by quoting ASSASSIN241 online, in person or over the phone (020 7928 3232).

This offer covers all screenings of THE ASSASSIN at the BFI from 22 January to 4 February 2016, subject to availability.


Credit: Cannesonline

Hou Hsiao-Hsien, winner of the Best Director award at Cannes Film Festival 2015, presents his mesmerising first foray into martial arts.

Breathtakingly elegant and ravishing in its composition, THE ASSASSIN is set in 9th-century China towards the end of the Tang dynasty. Lethal assassin Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi, THREE TIMES, MILLENNIUM MAMBO) fails an important assignment and is sent back to her homeland on the orders of the nun who abducted her as a child and trained her in the deadly arts. Her new orders, designed to both punish her and eliminate the last vestiges of feeling in her being, are to kill the man to whom she was once betrothed – her cousin, the powerful governor of Weibo, played by Chang Chen (THREE TIMES, CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON). However, Yinniang’s emotions lead her to defy her Mistress and discover a new, unexpected source of strength.

Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin

Voted best film of 2015 in the Sight & Sound movie critic poll
Credit to Terracotta Distribution for the original press release

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