She, A Chinese

Locarno 2009
Golden Leopard
Toronto International
Film Festival 2009
São Paulo International
Film Festival 2010
Hong Kong International
Film Festival 2010

She, A Chinese

A Film by Xiaolu Guo

2010 - France/Germany/United Kingdom - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 98 min.

with Huang Lu , Zhang Lanli , Xiao Xianpeng , Li Jiyi & Wu Leiming

Languages: English , Mandarin
Produced by Natasha Dack

She, A Chinese tells the story of, a young Chinese woman, MEI, who leaves her monotonous village life behind for the excitement of the nearest big city, Chongqing. However, life there doesn't quite turn out as she expected it; fired from her factory job, she falls in love with SPIKEY, a hit man whose own past soon catches up with him. A spur of the moment decision takes Mei to London, where she marries an elderly man, MR HUNT. A new life begins for Mei, trapped in the silence of Mr Hunt's house, alienated and bored. Her frustration at life with Mr Hunt leads Mei into an affair with RACHID, an Indian immigrant who runs a local take away restaurant, and she moves into the backroom of the restaurant to live with him. Rachid decides to return to his own country, leaving Mei pregnant and alone, facing an uncertain future.

Locarno 2009
Golden Leopard
Toronto International
Film Festival 2009
São Paulo International
Film Festival 2010
Hong Kong International
Film Festival 2010

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