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quietearth [Film Festival 08.17.09] United Kingdom China movie news drama

Our own projectcyclops calls Warp X the "ultra-hip" production company as it is behind some of the finest productions coming out of the UK recently. Let's take one of their co-productions, She, A Chinese for example. We posted news on it back in March and it just had it's world premier in Switzerland at the Locarno fest. Is it hip? Well, I haven't seen it, but it won the Golden Leopard in the International Competition section. The story sounds great and a short teaser has appeared on the fests website. We'll also have a review for you within the next few days from our newest contributor, Linus de Paoli. Now if only I could talk the folks at Warp X into giving us a proper copy of the teaser.

SHE, A CHINESE 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.

Watch the clip here, just click on the "Extra" tab and hit play.

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