Ash Is Purest White

Release Date: March 15th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years.

Cast: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Feng Xiao-Gang, Diao Yi-nan, Zheng Xu, Zhang Yibai

Director: ZhangKe Jia

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Xstream Pictures, Arte, Eyesteelfilm, Office Kitano

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Allan HunterScreen International

    The meandering narrative sprawls like a great Dickens novel but individual encounters and elements that may seem like distractions all reflect back on the greater themes. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    No one makes movies like Mr. Jia does. He’s a dramatist with the eye of a documentarian and the instincts of a historian, even a geographer. But he’s also a romantic poet, and his heroine, a strong woman with a pure heart, is driven by love as far as it can take her. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The performances of the two leads are riveting. show more

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