The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

Beautifully surreal and dark, Dahufa is the very first Chinese animation film with a self-imposed rating of PG-13, and it's not hard to see why. Since its arrival in cinemas, the adult-oriented animation has been lauded by filmmakers and audiences alike for its sharp criticism of modern society and violent, Tarantino-esque action scenes. With its subversive black humour, anti-authoritative messaging and gorgeous animation inspired by Van Gogh and Chinese ink paintings, Dahufa is a rare find in Chinese cinemas.

You can book tickets for all general release films – usually at least 50 percent cheaper than walk-in prices at the cinema – through Time Out Tickets. Click on the film you want to see, choose your seat and pay via card or WeChat – it's as easy as that. See here for a full list of all the movies in Beijing theatres.

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