KINO Expat: Ash is Purest White

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For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. On April 1st we’re screening the Chinese film Ash is Purest White by Jia Zhanke (Still Life, A Touch of Sin), one of our favorites at this year’s IFFR.

Regie: Zhangke Jia

Cast: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao



Land: China

Speelduur: 141 minuten

Taal: Mandarin

Ondertiteling: English


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 story of love, betrayal and loyalty set in China’s underworld.