Ash is Purist White ~ 13th October 2019

Ash is Purist White ~ 13th October 2019

Sunday 13th October at 7.00 p.m.

Admission: £4 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.

Certificate 15 ~ 135 minutes. With sub-titles

Director and writer: Jia Zhangke

Starring: Liao Fan and Zhao Tao

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.

A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 post-industrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives and continues the director’s body of work as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations.

Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.

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