ASH IS PUREST WHITE
Even in the underworld, some follow a code of honor. Qiao loves the gangster Bin and intervenes in a conflict in order to save his life. For that, she spends five years in prison. After her release, she goes in search of her beloved. People change, though, as does the country in which they spend their days and nights. This is a romance and a gangster film, melodramatic with a pop touch.
Cast: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Zheng Xu, Casper Liang
Screenplay: Zhang-Ke Jia
Director of Photography: Eric Gautier
Film Editor: Matthieu Laclau, Xudong Lin
Composer: Giong Lim
Sound: Yang Zhang, Olivier Goinard
Producer: Shozo Ichiyama
Production Company: Shanghai Film Group Corporation, Xstream Pictures, Huanxi Media Group Limited, MK Productions
Co-Producer: Dong Zhang, Shaokun Xiang, Juliette Schrameck
Co-Production Company: Arte France Cinéma
World Sales: MK2 Films
Distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH
Director: Zhang-Ke Jia
Jia Zhangke was born in Fenyang in 1970. He graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and directed his first feature film, XIAO WU, in 1998. He is known for his melodramatic as well as critical themes. He has received numerous awards for his works, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for STILL LIFE and the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival for A TOUCH OF SIN (2013), which, like many of his films, has been shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.