Shun Li and the Poet (15)

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We’re teaming up once again with Duncan McLean and the Orkney Fine Wine Festival to bring you a unique fusion of fine wine and classic film.

This year we welcome famed Venetian winemakers, the Allegrini family, with the film ‘Shun Li & The Poet’ (15)

Doors Open 6:45 pm. Wine tasting 7-7:45 pm. Film 7:45 pm.

Limited advance tickets: £8:00 includes pre-screening wine tasting and special deals on wine from Kirkness & Gorie.

On sale SAT 09 MAY from Stromness Books and Prints and Kirkness and Gorie, Kirkwall

Over 18’s only. Balcony seats available (without wine) – £5 on the door.

‘Shun Li & The Poet’ (15)

Andrea Segre’s tender, subtle, award-winning drama tells the story of Shun Li, a Chinese immigrant working in a bar on a small island in the Veneto lagoon.

Though lonely at first Shun Li slowly strikes up a rapport with Bepi, a Slavic fisherman nicknamed ‘The Poet’, and the pair forge an unlikely yet intimate bond. However, both the local Italian community and Chinese immigrant population object to the relationship and they soon find themselves driven tragically apart…

Supported by impressive performances by Zhao Tao and Rade Sherbedgia, this sympathetic, evocative and profoundly humane drama has hailed Andrea Segre as an exciting new voice in contemporary cinema.

 

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