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Angels Wear White

Angels Wear White (Chinese: 嘉年华) is a 2017 Chinese drama film directed by Vivian Qu. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival.[1]

Angels Wear White
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Film poster
MandarinJiā Nián Huá
Directed byVivian Qu
Produced bySean Cheng
Alain de la Mata
Written byVivian Qu
StarringVicky Chen
Zhou Meijun
Music byWen Zi
CinematographyBenoît Dervaux
Edited byYang Hongyu
22 Hours Films
Release date
  • 7 September 2017 (2017-09-07) (Venice)
Running time
107 minutes


Mia (Vicky Chen), a teenager, works as a cleaner in a motel in a small seaside town. One night, while manning the reception for her co-worker Lili (Peng Jing), she witnesses the sexual assault of two 12-year-old schoolgirls by a middle-aged man. Through the surveillance TV, she sees the man forcing himself into the girls' room and records the whole incident with her hand phone. Mia keeps quiet for fear of losing her job. However, for one of the victims, Xiaowen (Zhou Meijun) realises that her troubles have only just begun. As Mia and Xiaowen find themselves in ever harrowing circumstances and nowhere to run, they have to work together to find their own way out.[2][3][4][5]


  • Vicky Chen as Mia (Xiaomi)
  • Zhou Meijun as Xiaowen
  • Shi Ke as Attorney Hao
  • Liu Weiwei as Xiaowen's mother
  • Geng Le as Xiaowen's father
  • Jiang Xinyue as Zhang Xinxin
  • Peng Jing as Lili
  • Wang Yuexin
  • Li Mengnan
  • Bamboo Chen


It opened the 28th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) on 23 November 2017 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.[6]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
25th Beijing College Student Film Festival Jury Award Angels Wear White Won [7]
Best Director Vivian Qu Nominated [8]
Best Newcomer Zhou Meijun Nominated
23rd Huading Awards Best Film Angels Wear White Won [9][10]
Best Director Vivian Qu Nominated
Best Screenwriter Nominated
9th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Film Angels Wear White Nominated [11][12]
Best Director Vivian Qu Won
Best Screenwriter Nominated
Best Actress Vicky Chen Nominated
12th Asian Film Awards Best Film Angels Wear White Nominated [13]
Best Supporting Actor Geng Le Nominated
Best New Director Vivian Qu Nominated
Best Newcomer Zhou Meijun Nominated
Best Original Music Wen Zi Nominated
54th Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film Angels Wear White Nominated [14]
Best Director Vivian Qu Won
Best Leading Actress Vicky Chen Nominated
38th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan Angels Wear White Nominated [15]


  1. ^ "Venice Competition Includes Films From George Clooney, Guillermo del Toro, Darren Aronofsky". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ Fulvi, Giovanna (September 2017). "Angels Wear White". TIFF. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Vivian Qu - Jia nian hua (Angels Wear White)". Venice Biennale. September 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ Lee, Maggie (7 September 2017). "Film Review: 'Angels Wear White'". Variety. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (6 September 2017). "Angels Wear White ('Jia Nian Hua'): Film Review - Venice 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ Boon, Chan (25 October 2017). "Chinese director Vivian Qu tells stories of the oppressed". The Straits Times. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  7. ^ "大影节冯小刚获最佳导演 杨幂拿下最受欢迎女演员". Sina (in Chinese). 6 May 2018.
  8. ^ "第二十五届北京大学生电影节闭幕式暨颁奖典礼圆满落幕". Tencent (in Chinese). 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "第23届华鼎奖提名:《战狼2》、《芳华》双雄逐鹿". Sina (in Chinese). 20 March 2018.
  10. ^ "第23届华鼎奖林心如封后温情致谢爱女". Huanqiu (in Chinese). 9 April 2018.
  11. ^ "电影导演协会2017年度入围名单揭晓 吴京入围最佳导演". ifeng (in Chinese). 27 February 2018.
  12. ^ "导演协会年度表彰《嘉年华》《芳华》 周冬雨影后". Sina (in Chinese). 22 April 2018.
  13. ^ Frater, Patrick (17 March 2018). "Asian Film Awards: 'Youth' Wins Top Prize From 'Demon Cat'". Variety.
  14. ^ "台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival".
  15. ^ "Golden Scene Selection - Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations 2019". Hong Kong Arts Centre. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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