30.09. - 09.10.2021

Angels Wear White China, France 2017 | 107 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Vivian Qu

Born in Peking,VIVIAN QU studied art in New York. In 2003 she returned to China, where she now produces independent films, including Black Coal, Thin Ice, the Berlinale winner in 2014. Angels Wear White is her second feature film

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A small coastal town in China has half-hearted ambitions to make more of its touristic potential. In one of the many, more or less interchangeable hotels along the beach, 12-year old Wen is the victim of and receptionist Mia a witness to a crime. Mia came to the town illegally and is frightened of reporting what she saw to the authorities. But she's not the only one who fears the consequences of what happened, and the net draws ever tighter around Mia and Wen. Vivian Qu's delicate neo-noir drama concentrates on the perspectives of the complex female figures to expose patriarchal structures.
Original title: Jia Nian Hua
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Chinese
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Vivian Qu
Screenplay: Vivian Qu
Cast: Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke, Geng Le, Liu Weiwei, Peng Jing, Wang Yuexin, Li Mengnan
Producer: Sean Chen
Director of Photography: Benoît Dervaux
Music: Zi Wen
Production Design: Peng Shaoying
Editor: Yang Hongyu
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: 22 Hours Films; Mandrake Films
Contact: Esther Devos, Wild Bunch:


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