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New Women
(Xin nuxing)

by CAI Chusheng

New Women-3

The young educated singing teacher Wei Ming leaves her family and sets out with her daughter to find a career and a husband. She has little money, dreams of writing a book and falls in love with a literary editor. Then her daughter falls ill, which forces her to make some compromising decisions…

With great visual inventiveness, the film is a magnificent portrait of a woman. Based on the life story of Ai Xia, an actress who killed herself, the film is all the more tragic as it is Ruan Lingyu’s last. Mistreated by the press, most likely abused, she committed suicide at the age of twenty-four, 8 March 1935 – International Women’s Day.

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  • Titre français
    Femmes nouvelles
  • Original title
    Xin nuxing
  • Titre international
    New Women
  • Scénario
    Sun Shiyi
  • Photo
    Zhou Daming
  • Interprétation
    Ruan Lingyu, Wang Naidong, Zheng Junli
  • Production
    Lianhua Film Company
  • Producteur délégué
    Lu Jie
  • Décors
    Liu Jin-San
  • Ventes internationales
    China Film Archive
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    1:37

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