I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY

By Feng XIAOGANG

WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL - as SALES

Comedy - Completed 2016

A café proprietor spends a decade petitioning the Chinese legal system after being swindled by her ex-husband, in this caustically comic contemporary fable from superstar director Feng Xiaogang (Aftershock).

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Special Presentations Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
San Sebastian FF 2016
Official selection Golden Shell for Best Film/ Silver Shell for Best Actress
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 139 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Feng XIAOGANG
    • Synopsis
    • Li Xuelian and her husband Qin Yuhe stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment. Six months later, Qin marries another woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit, only to lose because the divorce complied fully with legal procedure. And then Qin accuses of her of having been “impure” at the time of their wedding… Over the following decade, Li travels every year to Beijing, confronting numerous absurdities on a quest to reclaim her reputation for the sake of her unborn child...
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