Meili
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    Meili

    Directed by

    China

    2018

    88 min

    • Mandarin

    Drama

    Though Meili’s name means beautiful, her life is anything but beautiful. The 22-year-old was abandoned by her parents as a child and raised by her sister. As a teenager, she was raped by her brother-in-law and gave birth to a child. Unable to hold down a job peacefully because of her abusive family, Meili hopes to go elsewhere with her girlfriend, but love too betrays her. Closely followed in the film’s many long takes, Chi Yun, who co-wrote the script with first-time director Zhou Zhou, delivers a powerful performance in the title role of a young woman forced onto a cruel path of desperation and revenge.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Chi Yun
    Zhou Meiyan
    Li Xianjing
    Sales
    FORTISSIMO FILMS
    Production
    HONGBO YU
    Zhou Zhou

    Zhou Zhou

    China

    Zhou Zhou was born in Anqing, Anhui, China in 1984 and graduated from Radio and Television Journalism at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2006. He has been an editor-in-chief and a Chinese film critic for many years. He currently serves as a script consultant for Jiaying Film and Television Group that produced films such as THE DEAREST, THE GOLDEN ERA, SOULMATE, etc. MEILI is Zhou Zhou’s first feature film, and it got three nominations at the 12th Xining International Film Festival including Best Narrative Feature, Best Performer and Spirit of Freedom. Meili’s heroin, Chi Yun, won the Best Performer category for her incredible delivery on camera.