She, a Chinese (2009)

She, a Chinese

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Mei, a young viilage woman, leads a monotonous life in her dusty hometown in rural China, but unfulfilled, she leaves for Beijing. Tragedy strikes there, and her restless nature compels her to England, where she drifts through a series of affairs.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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UK Film Council

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Critic Reviews for She, a Chinese

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

This would be depressing, except that Mei is a delight: a feisty, shrewd young woman, uneducated but intelligent and more than capable of surviving the brickbats life keeps throwing at her.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Curious and interesting in many respects but emotionally light-weight and unfulfilling.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Empire Magazine

There are few migrant clich√ (C)s here, just an intimate portrait of a young girl trying to work out who she is and where she wants to be. The first part of the film is more successful than the rather meandering UK-based second half.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Times [UK]

Bold and unparochial in a doggedly low-key style.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Guardian

Unhappily, there‚(TM)s no dramatic arc here, just a series of encounters with unsuitable or undesirable men. Writer-director Xiaolu Guo puts her heroine through trying ordeals, but her character remains elusive.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Daily Telegraph

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