Ash Is Purest White is the first Jia Zhangke film to release theatrically in India. First, let’s just take a moment to celebrate that. The Chinese director is one of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers. #MartinScorsese described his cinema as ‘the finest, toughest, most vitally alive work in modern moviemaking.’ Jia Zhangke’s films are a precise record of the sweeping social and economic forces that have shaped China in the last few decades. His films, which combine realism with playfulness, have won awards at leading film festivals including Cannes and Berlin. Ash Is Purest White premiered at the #CannesFilmFestival last year. Here’s #AnupamaChopra’s review.
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