Film Club ”Ash is Purest White” 18th Sept 8pm

Film Club ”Ash is Purest White” 18th Sept 8pm

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Film Club ”Ash is Purest White” 18th Sept 8pm

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| €7

Ash is Purest White (Jiang Hu Er Nü)

Director: Zhang-ke Jia

Cast: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan

FILM INFO:141 minutes, China, France, 2018, CLUB

Short synopsis (less than 60 words)

The latest from critically acclaimed Zhang-ke Jia (A Touch of Sin, 13) is a crime melodrama that unfurls through a three-part story in different time frames. Qiao, the moll of minor gangster Bin, goes to prison to protect him. Upon her release five years later, she discovers he has abandoned her. Seeking revenge, she sets out to track him down.

Short synopsis (less than 120 words)

The latest from critically acclaimed writer/director Zhang-ke Jia (A Touch of Sin, 13) is a crime melodrama about China’s aspirational gangster-classes.

Zhao Tao stars as Qiao, the daughter of an old militant, but also a child of the new China. Qiao ends up going to prison to protect her minor gangster boyfriend Bin, but upon her release five years later, discovers that he has abandoned her. Seeking revenge, she sets out to track him down.

Jia uses a three-part story set in different time frames, to portray what it means for ordinary people to live through extraordinary epochal social, economic, and cultural changes. Ash Is Purest White illuminates what it takes to keep love from burning out.

Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

BFI London Film Festival 2018

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019

Awards

 

Winner – Dublin Film Critics Circle Special Jury Prize, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019

Quotes:

★★★★ “With Ash is Purest White, the always surprising, habitually envelope-pushing film-maker Jia Zhang-ke gives us a complex romantic tragedy.” – The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2018 

“The novelistic sweep of narrative, its characteristically rich socioeconomic backdrop and the ravishing cinematography by Éric Gautier make for a transporting experience…” – Sight & Sound Magazine