Ash Is Purest White

Director Jia Zhangke (A Touch Of Sin, Still Life) continues to surprise with his perceptive chronicles of the changes in the Chinese society. His latest film is an epic tale of love, crime and ennui set against the backdrop of a dying coal-mining town.

Please note that this film is in Mandarin, with Dutch subtitles.
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Qiao lives in a town tumbling into economic decline. She concerns herself little with such matters because her boyfriend, Bin, is a dashing gangster who works for a corrupt property developer. After his boss is murdered, Bin ascends in rank and finds himself vulnerable to rival hostilities. When Bin and Qiao are arrested, she makes a fateful decision: she takes the heat. After five years in prison, she emerges to find her world has transformed. Her former mafia associates have moved into legitimate businesses, while Bin has found another moll. Qiao seeks revenge, but, more importantly, she searches for a new identity in a changing China – a search that will take her to Three Gorges Dam and toward a powerful revelation.

Zhangke Jia, China, France, Japan, 2018, 141 min. Mandarin spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Tao Zhao, Fan Liao.
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