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I Am Not Madame Bovary Rated 12A

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Dir. Xiaogang Feng. China, 2016. 2h 19m. Mandarin/subs. Starring Bingbing Fan, Wei Fan, Tao Guo, Xiaogang Feng, Da Peng, Li Zonghan.

Acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang’s razor-sharp satirical comedy lampooning the absurdity of Chinese bureaucracy. After being swindled by her ex-husband, a café proprietor spends a decade petitioning the Chinese legal system and plotting her revenge.

'A comedy that rightly demonstrates the sad truth of China's bureaucracy and prejudice.' ★★★★ Claire Langlais, Little White Lies

'All in all this is quite something, gradually building to a jawdropping final scene.’ ★★★★ Trevor Johnston, Time Out