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From The KimStim Collection
Angels Wear White

A film by Vivian Qu

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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.

“Vivian Qu's nuanced drama is the perfect film for the #MeToo moment.” —Michael Nordine, 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

“Well worth seeing... The story touches on a timely topic, which may be a useful hook to get people who usually don’t watch Chinese-language films to give this one a go. What they will find is a fast-paced, beautifully-shot thriller set in contemporary China.” —Sarah Boslaugh, The Arts STL

“Beautiful, nuanced and brave.” —Adriana Rosati, Asian Movie Pulse

“A hard-hitting portrait of violence against women... Vivian Qu combines visually arresting images with a strong narrative through-line.” —Alessandra Bautze, VCinema Show

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

107 minutes / Color
Mandarin / English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2017

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