Ash Is Purest White

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Ash Is Purest White
Ash Is Purest White.jpg
Chinese theatrical release poster
Mandarinjiānghú érnǚ
Directed byJia Zhangke
Written byJia Zhangke
StarringZhao Tao
Liao Fan
Release date
  • 11 May 2018 (2018-05-11) (Cannes)
  • 21 September 2018 (2018-09-21) (China)
Running time
150 minutes

Ash Is Purest White (Chinese: 江湖儿女; Pinyin: jiānghú érnǚ) is a 2018 Chinese drama film directed by Jia Zhangke.[1] It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3][4]


Cast and director at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 98% based on 55 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10, the website's critical consensus reads "Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye."[5] A. A. Dowd of The A. V. Club gave the film a B+.[6]


Award Date of Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 29 November 2018 Best Performance by Actress Zhao Tao Winner [7]


  1. ^ "Ash is Purest White". Mubi. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ "The 2018 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ Debruge, Peter; Keslassy, Elsa (12 April 2018). "Cannes Lineup Includes New Films From Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ Frater, Patrick (18 September 2018). "Feng Xiaogang Cut From 'Ash Is Purest White' as Fan Bingbing Scandal Spreads". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Ash is Purest White (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ Dowd, A. A. (14 March 2019). "With Ash Is Purest White, One of the world's Greatest Filmmakers Cuts Together His Greatest Hits". The A. V. Club. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Asia Pacific Screen Awards - Winner". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Retrieved 5 December 2018.

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