CARDIGAN’S Theatr Mwldan Film Society returns for another season on September 8 with Ash Is Purest White (15), a complex romantic tragedy from director Jia Zhang-ke.

Opening in 2001, just as China is starting to embrace capitalism, against the backdrop of a depressed coal-mining town in which Qiao (Tao Zhao) is involved with a local gangster.

Later Qiao is taken away, and then returned a number of years later to a China she barely recognises.

Everyone and everything she knew has moved on and she tries to make sense of what her future holds, spurred on initially by a need to avenge her misfortune.

“A resilient gangster’s moll burns with misguided love in Jia Zhangke’s melancholy drama,” writes The Guardian, while Empire says: “Ash Is Purest White is engrossing, surprising and affecting.”

Theatr Mwldan Film Society is an award-winning charity that has been bringing the best in arthouse cinema to West Wales for 25 years. On Sunday evenings from September to May they screen a carefully curated season of 30 films.

The films range from award-winning world cinema through to British independent film, compelling documentaries and animations. It aims to give people in West Wales the opportunity to enjoy thought-provoking films on the big screen.

Entry is either by an annual full membership or on a film by film basis. Details of forthcoming films are on the Theatr Mwldan website and brochure or on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Full membership costs £70 per year, entitling you to enjoy 30 films at less than £2.35 per film. It also entitles you to £1.80 off every standard cinema screening* at Theatr Mwldan.

There is also a young person’s full membership (16-30) for £40.

Full membership is valid from date of purchase to 31 August 2020.

There is also a Ticketsaver card for £26 per year, giving free admission to three Theatr Mwldan Film Society screenings within a 12-month period plus £1.80 off every standard cinema screening* at Theatr Mwldan. Ask at the box office for more information.

Ticketsaver cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

(* this excludes 3D cinema, live broadcast events and alternative content screenings)