About the Film
The winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival 2009, She, A Chinese tells the story of a young Chinese woman called Mei, 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 a hit man whose own past soon tragically catches up with him. A spur of the moment decision takes Mei to London, where she marries an elderly British man, Mr Hunt. Although this is the start of a new life for Mei, she has still failed to find the fulfilment that she yearns for, and still has a long journey ahead. She, A Chinese is an unusual and effecting drama from one of China's most exciting young talents.