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  • dir. Jia Zhangke

  • year. 2018

  • country. China

  • run-time. 136min

  • rating. 15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 6.30PM - Film 7.30PM

In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years.

Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye.

“Ash Is Purest White review – epic outlaw romance in a changing China” The Guardian *****