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She, A Chinese

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Year of participation 2010
Program Feature Competition

She, A Chinese
Producer(s) Natasha Dack
Director(s) Xiaolu Guo
Script Xiaolu Guo
Director of Photography Zillah Bowes
Production designer Maya Bazzini
Music by John Parish
Sound Philippe Ciompi
Edit Andrew Bird
Cast Huang Lu, Wei Yibo, Geoffrey Hutchings, Chris Ryman
Production company(-ies) UK Film Council www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk Screen Yorkshire www.screenyorkshire.co.uk Em Media www.em-media.org.uk Warp X Production www.warpx.co.uk Intervista Digital Media and Rosem Films A Tigerlily Films Film 4
 

Synopsis

The film 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 with 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.

Awards
Golden Leopard (Locarno IFF, 2009), Screenplay Award (Hamburg FF, 2009)

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