Ash is Purest White

Sechelt, Saturday April 13, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gibsons, Monday April 22, 2019, 7:30 pm

China 2018, 137 min., drama
Director: Zhangke Jia

Mandarin with English subtitles

China’s preeminent filmmaker presents us with a wonderfully acted epic romance between a low-level gangster and a woman from an impoverished mining town who goes to prison for him. Upon her release she goes searching for him, embarking on a journey of discovery, disillusionment, and her own development,  all unfolding against the backdrop of a country modernizing at a dizzying pace.