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STOLEN LIFE

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STOLEN LIFE

Director: Li Shaohong
China   |   2005   |   90 minutes
Madarin, with subtitles in English
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Synopsis A young girl is taken to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. As an adolescent, Yanni is withdrawn and reclusive, believing that she has been abandoned by her parents, and that she has no control over either her life or her fate. The fact that her “family” doesn’t have much hope for her future only compounds her depression. Surprising everyone in her hostile household, Yanni is accepted to college. As she prepares to begin her new life, an encounter with a delivery boy triggers a series of unexpected events. Director Li Shaohong takes us, as viewers, on a walk through a discovery of not only life under the city, but also a realistic perspective on the human experience.


About the Director Li Shaohong was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China in 1955. As a teenager she served in the military, working in a hospital. She graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and is regarded as a member of the “fifth generation” of filmmakers in China. As one of the most innovative and best-known contemporary women in this generation, Li co-founded Beijing Rosat Film & TV Production Company. Her feature films include Bloody Morning (1990), Family Portrait (1992), Blush (1994), The Red Suit (2000), and Baober in Love (2004). Stolen Life won the Best Narrative Feature at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.


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Featured in the Global Lens 2006 film series.



Global Lens 2006 trailer

CAST:

Yan Ni - Zhou Xun
Mu Yu - Wu Jun
Auntie - Cai Ming
Mother - Su Xiaoming
Grandmother - Jin Shuyuan
Father - Zhao Chengshun
Young Yani- Wang Paiyi
Sichuan Woman - Yan Ni
Fangfang - Sun Jianong


CREW:

Director- Li Shaohong
Screenwriter- Liao Yimei
Producer- Gao Xiaoping
Cinematographer- Gao Hu
Music- Qu Bo
Production Designer- Cheng Guangming

REVIEWS

"Quietly implosive performance that captures the serenity of despair" - Seattle PostGlobe

"Shaohong Li holds the reins tightly and tells the story calmly and with restraint, making us realize that what's happening here is probably happening every day all over China"- Film Critic

"Li Shaohong captures with uncompromising and brutal candor the exploitation, abuse and diminished dreams of the masses of people in China as neo-capitalism insinuates itself into the culture"- Long Island Press

"This one hits home..." -Boston Globe

AWARDS

2005
Best Narrative Feature, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL

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