New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
[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

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

  • 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...