Ash Is Purest White(Jiang Hu Er Nv) Features
Ash Is Purest White is a sprawling tale of crime and troubled romance in China from Jia Zhangke, one of the masters of modern urban cinema.
The film orbits the stunning central performance from Zhao Tao (the director’s partner and long-time collaborator), who plays Qiao, the girlfriend of small-time mobster Bin (Liao Fan). When Qiao is jailed for committing a crime to save Bin, she longs to leave prison and be reunited with her lover. But she soon discovers that time does not stand still on the outside. Punctuated by a bloody street brawl and a fantastically surprising use of the Village People’s ‘YMCA’, this is a mesmerising noir on an enormous canvas.
BIFF 2018 will screen the newly edited director’s cut of Jia Zhangke’s Ash is Purest White.
|Language:||Mandarin, with English subtitles|
|Producer:||Shôzô Ichiyama, Nathanaël Karmitz|
|Cast:||Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Yi’nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng|