Ash

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Showings

Uptown Theatre Fri, Apr 20 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Programs:Dark Out
Focus Country: China
Tags:Action
Asian Interest
Crime
Culture & Society
Drama
Mystery
Suspense
Voice Category:Thrill Me
Chill Me
Release Year:2017
Runtime:114 min
Country/Region:China
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29dAnFmOS3c
Cast/Crew
Director:Li Xiaofeng
Producer:Ma Yuanyuan
Li Haihua
Xia Xinlei
Feng Rui
Cinematographer:Joewi Verhoeven
Screenwriter:Xiaofeng Li
Xu Zhanxiong
Shen Yi
Wang Mu
Editor:Liu Yueyue
Teng Yun
Composer:Simon Fisher Turner
Principal Cast:Luo Jin
Nie Yuan
Xin Peng
Jiang Peiyao
Huang Jue
Filmography:Nezha ('14)

Description

A nonlinear mystery thriller with horror elements, Li Xiaofeng’s Ash is the tale of two men whose lives are intertwined. The film begins with detective Chen Weikun (actor Nie Yuan), who takes on the murder case of a man. Chen questions the man’s wife and his stepson, Xu Feng, but the case is closed without a much of a clue or a suspect.

Ten years later, the film transitions to Wang Dong, a successful surgeon whose life is interrupted by a nightmare in which he sees Xu Feng, a man with whom he made a deadly pact long ago. As a decade-long truth is unraveled, director Li builds a haunting world that lingers on the history of two men, Xu and Wang, and how their decisions have led to starkly different paths that continue to collide.

Director Biography

Li Xiaofeng Li Xiaofeng is a filmmaker, scriptwriter and actor from Hefei, China. He studied at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and made his directorial debut with Nezha in 2014. Along with filmmaking, he is an Associate Professor at Tongii University in China.

 


Press

"Ash is a strong entertainment with a thought-provoking core, and proof Li is one to watch." - Hollywood Reporter