Ash Is Purest White, the acclaimed romantic crime drama from Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital July 16 via Cohen Film Collection.

The tale centers on Qiao (Zhao Tao) who is in love with a local mobster named Bin (Liao Fan). During a fight, Qiao fires a gun to protect Bin and ends up in prison for five years. Upon her release, she attempts to find Bin and resume their relationship. The feature, set in the city of Datong and spanning over 17 years, receive critical acclaim during its 2018 premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD versions include a “Directors Dialogue” with Zhangke that was recorded at the 2018 New York Film Festival.

It’s easy to see Zhangke’s attention to shot composition and visual mastery in the images featured in the trailer, and Tao won several awards for her performance (one of the honors came from the Chicago Film Festival). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi