Leftover Women

(Leftover Women)

Unmarried Chinese women of around 30 are labelled shengnu – leftover. Until they find a husband they face both the open contempt of the Chinese government and the stifling judgement of society and even their closest relatives.

Three young, educated, successful women – lawyer Qui Hua Mei, professor Gai Qi and state radio employee Xu Min – are each in their own way coming to terms with the expectations surrounding them, according to which they should have started a family years ago. Their age makes them undesirable on the Chinese marriage market. Still they try to find partners who meet their criteria. Three personal dramas play out against a backdrop of policies that rigidly define the role of women in society and the country, where looking for a happy life is a decision made collectively not individually.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Israel
2019 | 84 min.

Language: Mandarin (Chinese)

Subtitles: English

Director

Hilla Medalia

Filmography
2019 - Transkids
2019 - Daughter of Shanghai
2019 - Leftover Women

Hilla Medalia

Shosh Shlam

Filmography
2019 - Leftover Women
2013 - Web Junkie
2005 - Be Fruitful and Multiply

Shosh Shlam

Screenings

16. 09. 17:30 Evald

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