Ash is Purest White

Nominee
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
A novelistic epic of broken romance.

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Ash is Purest White

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him, an act of loyalty that gets five years in prison. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.
Genre
Drama, Romance
Runtime
137
Language
Mandarin
Director
Zhangke Jia
Writer(s)
Zhangke Jia
Cast
Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao
Awards:
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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. And there’s an eerie futurist sheen: a miasma of visionary strangeness that gives a distinct glow to the social ...

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