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Les Éternels – Ash Is Purest White

Director(s)
Jia Zhang-Ke
Country
China
France
Year
2018
Language
Mandarin with English or French subtitles
Duration
141 min

With French subtitles: May 20th
With English subtitles: 

For his thirteenth feature, the Chinese filmmaker follows a couple embroiled in the local underworld of Datong City. Taking up his favourite themes — loyalty, the loss of identity, past regrets — the director delivers a rich, novelesque pageant spanning two decades. Ash is Purest White is the work of a supreme artist using his powers above all to portray the transmutation of his homeland: a country that, with Jia’s eye for detail, is never anything less than an object of fascination. (Stéphane Defoy, FNC)

« This gangster epic is a twisting tale of love and survival in 21st Century China. » – Variety

« Fierce, gripping, emotionally generous and surprisingly funny. » – Los Angeles Times

« Jia Zhangke’s latest powerful film is a complex relationship drama folded into a gangster movie… Jia – as always – makes a complex technical production look effortless. » – NOW

“The performance of the two leads are riveting” – The Guardian

“An arresting and ambitious portrait of a nation” – Vanity Fair

Festival du nouveau cinéma 2018

2018 Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival

 

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Director(s)
Jia Zhang-Ke
Country
China
France
Year
2018
Language
Mandarin with English or French subtitles
Duration
141 min