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International Feature Competition

This Woman Alan Zhang

Alan Zhang's bold and significant debut film, This Woman, masterfully addresses the myriad of challenges facing women in contemporary China. The film follows the endearing and whimsical leading character Beibei as she grapples with her feelings about life, marriage, and her roles as a wife, mother, and daughter. By exposing the protagonist’s deepest desires, vulnerabilities, and strengths with unflinching candor, Zhang delicately portrays a society restrained by its norms and in need of social transformation. This hybrid film skillfully blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction to boldly question the place of emancipated women, like Beibei, whose choices challenge the expected traditional gender roles. (ME)

competition : International Feature Competition

This Woman

  • Country : China, Malaysia
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Hubei
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 90 MIN
  • Cinematography : Alan Zhang
  • Editing : Zhongchen Zhang
  • Production : Yong Liao
  • Music : Qingzi Aidi
  • Sound Design : Le Chen
Filmography of Alan Zhang :

Casting Away (2017)
Looking For a Sperm (2019)

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