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Nominee
New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Nominee
Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
Quotation
[Qu] pulls no punches in her tentacled piece, and it leaves a livid mark.
--Jonathan Romney, Screen International
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Angels Wear White

In a small seaside town, two school girls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working at the reception desk that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.

"Vivian Qu's nuanced drama is the perfect film for the #MeToo moment." — Michael Nordine, IndieWire

"An intriguing film noir." —Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

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Angels displays marked maturity in plot development, which unspools with rising complexity and tension.'' —Maggie Lee, Variety

“Angels is a skillful combination of tense, dark drama with biting social commentary.” —Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Played at

Music Hall, 5.18.18 - 5.24.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 107 min
Language: Mandarin

Awards:
  • Nominee, New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Amy Taubin, Film Comment
'Angels Wear White,' Vivian Qu’s dark but clear-sighted fiction feature, explores a rape case similar to that in 'Hooligan Sparrow.' Set in a seaside resort in southern China during the off-season, the film opens with Mia (Wen Qi), a taciturn teenager, gazing up at a huge plast...