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Kuei-Mei, a Woman
(Wo zhe yang guo le yi sheng)

by CHANG Yi

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A melodrama of the Taiwanese woman, the film’s original title could be translated as “I had a life”. In Chang Yi’s oeuvre, Kuei-Mei a Woman follows on directly from Jade Love (1984), which paints a romantic picture of a maid’s life. The life of Kuei-Mei found its perfect actress in Hui-Shan, dubbed the Meryl Streep of Taiwan cinema. To escape civil war in China, Kuei-Mei emigrates to Taiwan in the 1950s and, out of necessity, marries an alcoholic widower who gambles and already has three children. With relentless obstinacy, she manages to provide for her family in a Taipei steeped in turmoil, before deciding to go to Japan. In the 1980s, she is now a grandmother and goes back to find the Taiwanese capital transformed. JB

  • Titre français
    Kuei-Mei, a Woman
  • Original title
    Wo zhe yang guo le yi sheng
  • Titre international
    Kuei-Mei, a Woman
  • Scénario
    CHANG Yi, XIAO Sa
  • Photo
    YANG Wei-han
  • Son
    TU Duu-chih
  • Interprétation
    YANG Hui-shan
  • Directeur artistique
    WANG Hsia-chun
  • Distribution
    CMPC
  • Sous-titrage

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