Ash Is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)

  •   Jia Zhangke
  •   China, France
  •   Best of the Fest, International Feature Competition
  •   Crime, Drama


“A winding tale of love, disillusionment, and survival.” –Variety

In this gripping crime saga set in modern China from the master filmmaker (A Touch of Sin), Tao Zhao stars as a resolute woman devoted to her mobster lover Bin and loyal to the Jianghu underworld. But after she is arrested and sentenced to five years in prison, she returns to society only to find that Bin has moved on, leaving her to fight for her place in a world she no longer recognizes.

  •  Mandarin with subtitles
  •  141 minutes


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International Competition Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation