She, a Chinese (2009)



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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.


Critic Reviews for She, a Chinese

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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.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Curious and interesting in many respects but emotionally light-weight and unfulfilling.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There are few migrant clichà (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.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bold and unparochial in a doggedly low-key style.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unhappily, thereâ(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.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The sparse scaffholding of this film is at once enigmatic and illuminating, revealing a quiet political literacy.

Feb 26, 2010

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