Kesheng Lei

Poster for the movie "Women from the Lake of Scented Souls"

Women from the Lake of Scented Souls

If money can’t buy happiness, can it at least buy control over others? Xiang is hard-working, running a small sesame oil business. Her husband is lazy and drinks; her son is blood simple. When Japanese investors provide capital to expand Xiang’s business, she has the wealth to raise her social standing and buy a wife for her son, Dunzi. When money and a forceful personality fail to bend others to her will, including daughter-in-law Huanhuan, … Read more

Poster for the movie "Unforgettable Life"

Unforgettable Life

After getting an abortion at a local clinic, unwed Beijing TV anchor Lu Yun decides to focus her next special report on women’s reproductive issues, working at that clinic to research her topic.

Poster for the movie "The Story of Qiu Ju"

The Story of Qiu Ju

The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin’s novella The Wan Family’s Lawsuit. The film tells the story of a peasant woman, Qiu Ju, who lives in a rural area of China. When her husband is kicked in the groin by the village … Read more

Poster for the movie "Back to Back, Face to Face"

Back to Back, Face to Face

Wang Shuangli is Deputy Director of the local Cultural Centre, and hopes to be appointed Director. However Old Ma is brought in from the country and installed as Director. This starts a long train of events with Wang’s cronies using the bureaucracy to try to oust the new director. At home, Wang has problems because his father wants Wang to have a son to carry on the family name. However, because of the one-child policy, … Read more