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) and 24 City (2008). Their pair’s collaboration soared with Still Life (2006), which won the Golden Lion Award at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. She also helped produce Jia’s Useless (2007), which won the Horizons Documentary Award at 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).

Accolades

Zhao Tao
Best Actress, 2018

Zhao Tao

Best Actress, 2018

Zhao Tao

Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2018 Zhao Tao studied Chinese Folk Dance at Beijing Dance Academy before beginning to work with director Jia Zhang-ke…

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Films

Ash is Purest White
2017

Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)

People's Republic of China, France
2017

Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)

Winner – Zhao Tao, Best Performance by an Actress, for Ash is Purest White, 2018 Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During…

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