Ash is Purest White

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.
April 2019
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Ash is Purest White

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Director: Jia Zhangke

 

2018, China, France, Japan, 141 minutes, Digital

Language: Chinese, Mandarin with English Subtitles

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

Program Notes

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.

Critics' Praise

“This is one of Zhangke’s peak achievements: pure cinema, and a story of the underworld unline anything you’ve ever seen before” – Michael Phillips, Film Critic, Chicago Tribune

“Exquisite and ferocious” – Justin Chang, Critic, The Los Angeles Times


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