ANGELS WEAR WHITE

by Vivian Qu

In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.

 

Opens

METROGRAPH, NYC May 4,

LAEMMLE'S MUSIC HALL, LA  May 18,

 

 

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  •        FILM INFO

    Year: 2017

    Country: China

    Runtime: 107 mins

    Color: Color

    Language: Chinese

    Subtitles: English

     

    CREW

    Producers

    Sean Chen

    Director

    Vivian Qu

    Director of Photography :

    Benoit Dervaux

    Editing:

    Yang Hongyu

    Sound Design:

    Zhang Yang

    Music:

    Wen Zi

    Set Designer:

    Peng Shaoying

    Costume Design :

    Wang Tao

    Special Effects:

    A Donglin

     

    CAST

    Wen Qi as Mia

    Zhou Meijun as Wen

    Shi Ke as Attorney Hao

    Geng Le as Meng Tao (Wen's father)

    Liu Weiwei as Wen's mother

    Peng Jing as Lily

    Wang Yuexin as Jian

    Li Mengnan as Inspector Wang

     

  •        REVIEWS

     

    "Vivian Qu's nuanced drama is the perfect film for the #MeToo moment. "

    — Michael Mordine, IndieWire

     

    “A striking portrait of women in contemporary China."

    —Ariston Anderson, The Hollywood Reporter

     

    "An intriguing film noir."

    —Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

     

    "Angels displays marked maturity in plot development,

    which unspools with rising complexity and tension.''

    —Maggie Lee, Variety

     

    “Angels is a skillful combination of tense, dark drama with biting social commentary.”

    —Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

     

    "[Qu] pulls no punches in her tentacled piece, and it leaves a livid mark."

    —Jonathan Romney, Screen International

     

     

  •        AWARDS/FESTIVALS

    Venice Film Festival

    Toronto International Film Festival

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

    London Film Festival

    Valladolid International Film Festival

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (WINNER BEST DIRECTOR)

    Singapore International Film Festival

     

  •        ABOUT DIRECTOR

    Vivian Qu

     

    Vivian is a Chinese film producer, director and screenwriter. She directed the award-winning 2013 film Trap Street. She also produced Night Train, released in 2007, Knitting, in 2008, and Black Coal, Thin Ice in 2014, which won that year's Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

     

    In 2017, her second directing feature Angels Wear White was entered into the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival[2] , and later won her a Golden Horse Award for Best Director in Taiwan.

     

    2013 Trap Street

    2017 Angels Wear White

  •        PRESS MATERIAL

 

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