Torino Film Festival

Jia Zhang-ke, Zhao Tao – Ash is Purest White #TFF36

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The President of the Jury at Torino 36 tells us about is new film presented at the festival, always with Zhao Tao as leading woman.

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PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Jia Zhang-ke and Zhao Tao, director and actress of the film Ash is Purest White

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The famous director Jia Zhang-ke is in Turin as president of the Jury of the Feature Film Competition. In this interview he tells us about his film Ash is Purest White presented at the festival. A love story to tell the evolution of a country, using as his heroine his wife Zhao Tao, muse and through his cinema forever.

Ash is Purest White: 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.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Jia Zhang-ke / Zhao Tao
  • Interviewee role
    Director / Actress
  • Film title
    Ash is Purest White
  • Festival section
    Festa Mobile
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