The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

Manchester by the Sea
When his brother Joe abruptly dies from a heart attack, detached loner Lee (Casey Affleck, in his Oscar-winning turn) is pulled back to his seaside hometown of Manchester in Manchester by the Sea. Nominated for six awards at last year's Oscars including Best Picture, Kenneth Lonergan's haunting drama follows Lee as he is forced to confront tragedy anew, all while taking care of his nephew. Masterfully told and beautifully acted, Manchester by the Sea is a profound, deeply affecting portrait of grief.

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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One-off screenings

A selection of the best screenings taking place outside of Beijing's multiplexes.