A FILM BY JIA ZHANG-KE
CHINA/ FRANCE/ COLOUR/ IN MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES/ 136 MINUTES
FEATURING: TAO ZHAO, LIAO FAN

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.

 

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ASH IS PUREST WHITE - "Jia Zhang-ke's latest powerful film is a complex relationship drama folded into a gangster movie... Jia – as always – makes a complex technical production look effortless." - NOW

“Get ready for a good show!” - Set the Bar

“This commanding, sure-footed and epic portrait burns brightly and long after its over.” - What She Said

“Ash is Purest White follows a gangster's girlfriend with a riveting gift for grift… There are dramatic moments that will stay with viewers long after the film ends” - National Post

”Ash Is Purest White shows one woman pushed into a shocking new life” - Toronto Star

”Jia Zhang-ke dances around China's history” - Globe and Mail

★ ★ ★ ★ ”plays like Jia Zhang-Ke’s greatest hits” - NOW

”Women run the world in Jia Zhangke’s Ash Is Purest White” - Georgia Straight

“What’s most impressive though, is how Jia cuts through time and space to do all this, while also unfolding an expansive personal drama along the way.” - Brief Take