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Ash is Purest White

 

 

Original title:
Jiang hu er nv
Slovenian title:
Pepel je sne┼żno bel
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS

Country, year:
China, France, Japan, 2018
Length:
141

Directed by:
Jia Zhang-ke

Screenplay:
Jia Zhang-ke
Cinematography:
Eric Gautier
Music:
Giong Lim
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Chinese
Voting code:
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Cast:
Tao Zhao (Qiao), Fan Liao (Bin), Yi'nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng, Zheng Xu, Yibai Zhang, Casper Liang, Jiali Ding, Yi Zhang, Zijan Dong
Awards:
Cannes 2018, Munich 2018, Jerusalem 2018


DateHourLocation 
Wed, 7.11.2018 21:30 Kino Komuna
Sat, 10.11.2018 21:00 Kosovel Hall
Sun, 18.11.2018 14:30 Kinodvor Cinema

Deli povezavo
Description:
A portrayal of present-day China flavoured with elements of gangster movie, Ash Is Purest White by Jia Zhang-ke stars Zhao Tao, the director's indispensable muse and spouse.

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. While everyone else is busy sucking up to Bin, Qiao is a woman who refuses to be intimidated by the macho environment. When Bin is targeted by a group of young thugs on motorcycles, Qiao saves him from being beaten to death by firing some warning shots. Her refusal to incriminate her boyfriend as the illegal weapon's owner gets her a five-year prison sentence. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.

"In my imagination, this woman was born and raised in my hometown, a coal-mining region in north-west China. She was named Qiaoqiao ("Qiao" for short) and fell in love with a jianghu type. Their love and torment would open the story. By 2006, they are both middle-aged and the man leaves for the Three Gorges area. She follows him there, but their relationship is broken. Everything that would happen from then on gave free rein to my imagination." (Jia Zhang-ke)
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