Ash Is Purest White
- China / France / Japan
- 2h 16min
- Directed by: Zhangke Jia
- Cast: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao
- Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Zhao Qiao (Zhao Tao) is in love with mobster Guo Bin (Liao Fan) and is sentenced to prison after rescuing him from thugs; on her release, she goes to track him down. A poignant gangster story spanning almost 18 years, with a somewhat ponderous final act but a rock solid performance from Zhao.
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Reviews & features
Ash Is Purest White22 Apr 2019
Jia Zhangke's poignant crime drama features an impressive performance from his wife Zhao Tao
Chinese director Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin) returns to the crime genre for Ash Is Purest White, his latest exploration of contemporary China. His focus is the jianghu. Originally used in wuxia literature to denote a way of life associated with martial…
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