Bitter Flowers

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    Bitter Flowers

    Directed by

    Belgium, France, Switzerland

    2017

    90 min

    • Mandarin

    Drama

    Thirtysomething Chinese-born Lina borrows money to move to Paris to save up money to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, leaving behind her husband and son in Dong Bei province. But once in Europe, nothing goes as planned. Forced to repay her debts, Lina becomes inevitably tangled in her own web of lies.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Qi Xi
    Wang Xi
    Geng Le
    Zeng Meihuizi
    Screenplay
    Maarten Loix
    Olivier Meys
    Cinematography
    Benoît Dervaux
    Editing
    Ewin Ryckaert
    Music
    Eric Bribosia
    Jens Bouttery
    Sales
    LOCO FILMS
    Production
    MILLE ET UNE FILMS
    Production
    P.S. PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    TARANTULA BELGIQUE
    Production
    RTS RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE

    Press

    Belgian director Olivier Meys turns his attention to the exploitation of Chinese women in Europe in this well-acted, low-key drama.

    Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter

    Olivier Meys

    Olivier Meys

    Belgium

    Olivier Meys is a Belgian director. He has directed several documentaries and fiction, including DANS LES DECOMBRES in 2008. He was director of the AJC (Ateliers Jeunes Cinéastes) in 2001. He also produced radio documentaries such as A LA SOURCE DU BUG in 1998 and FIEVRE in 2001, which won the Grand Prix SCAM Radiophonic Festival in 2003. He spends his time between Beijing and Brussels, and speaks fluently Chinese.

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