Ash is Purest White

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  136 min.
In theatres:
March 22, 2019 - Toronto, Vancouver - TIFF Bell Lightbox
March 22, 2019 - Toronto, Vancouver - Vancity Theatre
April 5, 2019 - Edmonton - Metro Cinema
April 12, 2019 - Ottawa - Bytowne Cinema

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Cast: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan


Set in China's underworld, the film follows a dancer who is willing to kill to protect her mobster boyfriend.

Qiao (Tao Zhao) is a dancer. Bin (Fan Liao) is a mobster. Over the course of 17 years, they find an unlikely and violent love, living on the margins of society in their rapidly growing city.

When they are ambushed one night by a rival gang, Qiao finds no other option but to take Bin's gun and fire it to protect him. This act of loyalty to her lover lands her in prison for five years. Upon her release Qiao searches for Bin in a bid to pick up where things left off.

Director: Jia Zhangke
Studio: Films We Like
Producer(s): Shôzô Ichiyama, Nathanaël Karmitz
Screenplay: Jia Zhangke
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