Ash is purest white

China, France, Japan, 2018, 141 min.

Director

Jia Zhang-Ke

Producer

Shozo Ichiyama

Scenario

Jia Zhang-Ke

Rights Holder

Mk2 Films

DOP

Eric Gautier

Cast

Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Xu Zheng, Casper Liang

Production

Shanghai Film Group Corporation, Xstream Pictures, Huanxi Media Group Limited, Mk Productions

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.

HONORS
2018 Cannes IFF (France) – Main Competition, International Cinephile Society Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Jia Zhang-Ke

Jia Zhang-Ke was born in Fenyang, Shanxi, in 1970 and graduated from Beijing Film Academy. His debut feature XIAO WU won prizes in Berlin, Vancouver and elsewhere. Since then, his films have routinely premiered in the major European festivals. STILL LIFE won the Golden Lion in Venice in 2006, A TOUCH OF SIN won the Best Screenplay prize in Cannes in 2013 and MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART was in competition in Cannes 2015. The last two works also participated in competition of the Minsk IFF "Listapad".

Selected filmography

2018 Ash is purest white

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