Mosaic Portrait (Ma Sai Ke Shao Nv)

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Migrant worker Xu comes back home upon finding out about his 14-year-old daughter Ying's sudden pregnancy. He seeks for justice in vain, when Ying's school and local authorities promise an investigation but prevaricate over Ying's accusation against her teacher. Jia, a journalist from Shenzhen, shows interest in the case as he scrutinizes the misty town. When he gets lost in trailing into the rebellious girl's real life, he lingers around, waiting for the shocking truth to be revealed only after childbirth... At the center of the whirlpool, Ying endures the spotlight shone on her body with indifference. Shortly after labor, the young mother leaves town to receive social assistance in an effort to heal her past. Will she find peace in her future? Will her inner voice be heard one day?

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Critic Reviews for Mosaic Portrait (Ma Sai Ke Shao Nv)

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  • There is so much more to the protagonist than helpless victimhood, and it is this invested respect for her juddering, spiky development that makes "Mosaic Portrait" so unusual a depiction of teenager, not only in a Chinese context, but abroad too.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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  • The impressive Zhang Tongxi offers suggestions of an independent, defiant young person.

    Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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