SHE, A CHINESE and winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno will hit shelves June 21st.
She A Chinese is the feature film debut of novelist and documentary maker, Xiaolu Guo.
It tells the story of MEI, a young Chinese woman, 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 random decision finds Mei in London, where she marries an elderly man, MR HUNT. A new life begins for Mei, trapped in the silence of Mr Hunt's house, feeling alienated and bored. Mei's frustration at life with Mr Hunt leads her 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.
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She A Chinese was produced by Natasha Dack and is a Tigerlily Films/Warp X production. It was shot on location in China and the UK.
Key Cast - Huang Lu MEI, Wei Yi Bo SPIKEY, Geoffrey Hutchings MR HUNT, Chris Ryman RACHID.
Key Crew ( Cinematographer Zillah Bowes, editor Andrew Bird (HEAD ON, EDGE OF HEAVEN), composer John Parish (collaborator with PJ HARVEY, and EELS)