Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018
Nomination category
Ash is Purest White
  • People's Republic of China
  • France

Nomination Detail

Zhao Tao studied Chinese Folk Dance at Beijing Dance Academy before beginning to work with director Jia Zhang-ke in 2000 with Platform and later The World (2004), 24 City (2008) and Still Life (2006), which won the Golden Lion Award of the 63rd Venice Film Festival. She also helped produced Jia’s Useless (2007), which won the Horizons Documentary Award of the 64th Venice Film Festival. As the leading actress of the Italian film Shun Li and the Poet (2012), she won Best Actress at the David di Donatello Awards, the first time an Asian actress was awarded the prize. She also starred in the critically acclaimed A Touch of Sin (2013) and Mountains May Depart (2015).


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