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  • Director

    Jia Zhangke

  • Starring

    Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Xu Zheng

  • Run Time

    135 mins

  • Release Year

    2018

  • Country of Origin

    ChinaFrance

  • Certificate

    15

  • Language

    Chinese

  • Subtitles

    Yes

  • Format

    Digital

Ash Is Purest White

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The year 2001. Upon falling for small-time gangster Bin (Fan Liao), quick-witted dancer Qiao (Tao Zhao) becomes embroiled in a war between rival street gangs. Pulling out a gun to protect her boyfriend and serving five years behind bars for the act, Qiao embarks on a journey to rekindle her relationship with Bin once more.

Jia Zhangke's gloriously tragic drama is an arresting, complex gem - using this early 21st century story to echo the relentless tide of capitalism in China - and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

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"With Ash is Purest White, the always surprising, habitually envelope-pushing film-maker Jia Zhang-ke gives us a complex romantic tragedy from China's aspirational gangster-classes." ★★★★ - Guardian 



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