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She, a Chinese
She, a Chinese

She, a Chinese 2009


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She, a Chinese 2009 18

United Kingdom Director. Xiaolu Guo

British-Chinese director Xiaolu Guo explores the itinerant existence of Chinese arrivals to London through the story of Li Mei, a Chinese girl who drifts from affair to affair, finding herself in ever more suffocating situations in a city that supposedly offers untold freedoms. Guo's incisive drama highlights the startling consistency between East and West from the vantage of the dispossessed.

Xiaolu Guo is a prolific filmmaker and author, who was named one of 2013's Best of Young British Novelists by the literary journal Granta. She, A Chinese was her first fiction feature, after a number of shorts and documentaries, and won several festival awards, including the Golden Leopard at the 2009 Locarno International Film Festival. It remains a key film about the 21st-century immigrant experience.

Directed by

Xiaolu Guo


Huang Lu

Wei Yi Bo

Geoffrey Hutchings




Chinese Britain on Film Chinese Voices Refugee Week The Female Gaze Award Winning


18 Contains strong sexual violence and sex




United Kingdom



Production company

UK Film Council

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