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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.

Played at

Music Hall, 3.29.19 - 4.18.19
Playhouse 7, 3.22.19 - 4.04.19
Town Center 5, 3.22.19 - 4.04.19
Glendale, 3.22.19 - 4.11.19
Monica Film Center, 3.15.19 - 4.04.19
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 137 min
Language: Mandarin
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 disti...