Hong Kong thriller

The film will screen at Louth Film Club on Monday.
The film will screen at Louth Film Club on Monday.

A Hong Kong thriller will entertain the audience at the latest Louth Film Club screening next week.

On Monday (January 21) in the Playhouse Cinema’s newly-refurbished Screen 2, Louth Film Club will be showing the stylish and sprightly ‘Sparrow’.

“Directed by Johnnie To, Sparrow tells the story of a beautiful woman sent to spy on a group of pickpockets by her ageing gangster boss, who thinks they are trespassing on his territory,” said a spokesperson.

“Beautifully filmed and choreographed, Sparrow has been compared by some film reviewers to Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg and indeed umbrellas feature in the film’s exquisite climax.

“Sparrow, in Cantonese and Mandarin with subtitles, is Certificate 12. The show starts at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome, paying the normal Playhouse Cinema ticket prices.”

This will be the last film of the current club year. The club’s new programme of films, for February to January 2014, is available, free, from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street, Louth, or from Louth Library or the Tourist Information Office.