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The absorbingly cinematic Ascension explores the pursuit of the "Chinese Dream." This observational documentary presents a contemporary vision of China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all.

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It makes for a mesmeric experience, a fever dream of casual cruelty and unchecked waste that you won’t be able to get out of your mind, even if you’d quite like to.
★★★★☆ | Read in full: Ascension film review Jack Blackwell We Love Cinema

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It’s a fascinating film about China that has universal things to say about income inequality and aspiration everywhere: how we’re all sold a dream that’s out of the reach of most.
Cath Clarke The Guardian

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UK release date

14 Jan 2022