• Angels Wear White

    Directed by Vivian Qu
    China/France | 107 minutes | US Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • Angels Wear White

    Directed by Vivian Qu
    China/France | 107 minutes | US Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • Angels Wear White

    Directed by Vivian Qu
    China/France | 107 minutes | US Premiere | New Voices New Visions

On Hainan Island, where the giant “Forever Marilyn” sculpture provocatively watches over beachgoers, everyone is on the make. When two schoolgirls are lured into a hotel and assaulted, it brings to light social injustices and double standards. A moody, modern film noir, featuring complex female characters.

Schedule

January 10, 2018 7:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 4:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 14, 2018 11:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

On Hainan Island, where the giant “Forever Marilyn” sculpture provocatively watches over beachgoers, everyone is on the make.

In this moody, modern film noir, an older man assaults two schoolgirls after luring them into the Warmness Hotel. The only witness to the incident is a teenager herself, Mia, who was working at the front desk that night. Being without papers, she is too vulnerable to speak up when questioned by the police, deciding to say nothing for fear of losing her job. But she soon becomes embroiled in shady negotiations over that night’s security camera footage, giving her a certain measure of power in a culture where women’s roles are so frequently defined and controlled by men.

Placing young women at center of a story that harkens back to the intrigue of hard-boiled detective fiction is only one of the innovations writer/director Vivian Hu brings to the screen in her compelling and tension-filled film.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: China/France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 107 minutes
Premier Status: US Premiere
Language: Mandarin (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Vivian Qu
Producers: Sean Chen
Principal Cast: Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke, Le Geng
Cinematographers: Benoît Dervaux
Editor: Hongyu Yang
Music: Zi Wen
Screenwriter: Vivian Qu

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