In ‘Ash Is Purest White,’ a Chinese Bonnie and Clyde

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Director Jia Zhangke and cast members Zhao Tao and Fan Liao pose as they arrive for the screening of “Ash Is Purest White” at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, May 11, 2018. Photo credit: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Our critics review “The Aftermath,” which takes place after World War II, and tensions arise when a British colonel and his wife (Keira Knightley) must share a house with Germans; “Ash Is Purest White,” from Jia Zhangke, who is considered one of the best Chinese filmmakers of the last few decades; “The Mustang,” from French actor/director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, and starring Matthias Schoenaerts as a prison inmate in a rehabilitation program that has convicts tame wild horses.


Alonso Duralde - film critic for The Wrap and author of “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas” - @ADuralde, Dave White - film critic for The Wrap and co-host of the podcast Linoleum Knife - @dlelandwhite

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