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Meili

Meili (2019)

88 min - Drama - 28 January 2019
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22-year-old Meili is an ill-fated girl. Abandoned by her parents, she was raised by her elder sister, who is infertile. Meili was set up to be raped by her brother-in-law and gave birth to a daughter secretly. Her sister often asked her for child support. To avoid her sister’s harassment, Meili quits her job and decides to follow her lover Wen to Shanghai. Unexpectedly, Wen leaves her in Changchun. Abandoned by love, also unemployed, the helpless Meili meets Yu, who finds her another job. Her sister flees to Meili due to family violence. Her brother-in-law finds her, bringing to the surface unbearable memories. Meili resigns. Desperately she expects Wen's return, but what waits around the corner is more deception and betrayal.

Director:  Zhou Zhou
Writers:  Yun Chi, Zhou Zhou

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22-year-old Meili is an ill-fated girl. Abandoned by her parents, she was raised by her elder sister, who is infertile. Meili was set up to be raped by her brother-in-law and gave birth to a daughter secretly. Her sister often asked her for child support. To avoid her sister’s harassment, Meili quits her job and decides to follow her lover Wen to Shanghai. Unexpectedly, Wen leaves her in Changchun. Abandoned by love, also unemployed, the helpless Meili meets Yu, who finds her another job. Her sister flees to Meili due to family violence. Her brother-in-law finds her, bringing to the surface unbearable memories. Meili resigns. Desperately she expects Wen's return, but what waits around the corner is more deception and betrayal.


Collections: Zhou Zhou

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  28 January 2019

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Sea Original Films, Fortissimo Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 28 min

22-year-old Meili is an ill-fated girl. Abandoned by her parents, she was raised by her elder sister, who is infertile.

Meili was set up to be raped by her brother-in-law and gave birth to a daughter secretly. Her sister often asked her for child support.

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Director’s statement

The film explores the traits of human selfishness through the story of the main protagonist Meili. Meili’s struggles and efforts never seem to be resolved or rewarded. I used a realistic lens to reveal the sad existence of the characters. The key to connecting reality and drama was the performance of the main actress. That was our biggest challenge. I feel very fortunate I met CHI Yun, an outstanding young talent. Her brilliant interpretation has brought life to the film.

Festivals

Xining FIRST IFF 2018 – Main Competition
Thessaloniki IFF 2018 – International Competition
Taipei Golden Horse FF 2018 – Festival Screening
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2018 – New Talent Competition

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