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UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present

Ash is Purest White

Ash is Purest White
November 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Q&A with filmmaker Jia Zhangke and UCLA Professor Michael Berry.

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Ash is Purest White (2018)

It’s 2001 in the northern Chinese town of Datong where Bin lords over the local mahjong parlor like he’s a Hong Kong kingpin. Romantically drawn to him, Qiao plays her part as Bin’s loyal moll—including taking a five-year prison sentence for him. When Qiao gets out, she journeys back to Datong across a radically transforming China and is forced to adapt to new realities confronting her. Writer-director Jia recasts familiar themes in gripping generic terms.

DCP, color, in Mandarin w/ English s/t, 130 min. Director/Screenwriter: Jia Zhangke. Cast: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Xu Zheng.