‘Ash is Purest White’ Trailer: The Cannes Favorite is Coming to the U.S.

/Film | 2/9/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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‘Ash is Purest White’ Trailer: The Cannes Favorite is Coming to the U.S.

World-renowned director Jia Zhangke has become a film festival constant, with his films like Still Life and and A Touch of Sin regularly earning accolades at the Venice and Cannes film festivals. And his latest film, Ash is Purest White, is no exception, earning acclaim and becoming a fast favorite at last year’s Cannes Festival. Now, the decades-spanning romance/crime drama is coming to the U.S. this year, as revealed by the first Ash is Purest White trailer.

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Zhangke’s latest film may be his most ambitious yet, telling a roiling love story that spans 17 years. Through the tragic romance of a young dancer named Qiao (frequent Zhangke collaborator Zhao Tao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Liao Fan), Zhangke examines the radical cultural shift in China between 2001 and 2018, when technology and globalization drastically transformed the country.

“I really want to talk about are the rules of this society in the past twenty years: values that are based on affection and loyalty,” Zhangke told Entertainment...
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