Award-winning Chinese Comedy “I Am Madame Bovary” Hits US Theaters

The powerful Chinese satire I Am Madame Bovary has earned critical acclaim all over the world. The film has won top nominations and awards at various festivals including the San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival as well as the Toronto International Film Festival. U.S. fans are in for a treat when the film hits local theaters on November 18, 2016!

 

I Am Madame Bovary boasts a stellar production and artistic team. In the director’s chair is Feng Xiaogang, one of China’s most commercially successful artists. Feng Xiaogang is known for his blazing black comedies and genre-bending movies like Cell Phone (2003), If You Are The One (2008), Aftershock (2010), and Personal Tailor (2013). He pushes his craft and style even more in I Am Madame Bovary – a film that piercingly examines the bureaucracy that plagues Chinese government. The film also flourishes with screenwriter Liu Zhenyun’s witty dialogue as well as Han Zhong’s masterful production design.

At the center of I Am Madame Bovary is the glammed-down superstar Fan Bingbing of Buddha Mountain (2011), Double Xposure (2012), X:Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Skip Trace (2016) fame. Fan Bingbing plays Li Xuelia. Li is a peasant woman who seeks retribution after her ex-husband swindles her. Unfortunately, the courts do not come to her aid. No matter how hard she tries (even wildly throwing herself in front of cars or hiring contract killers), the legal system fails her. Just last recently, Fan Bingbing won the Best Actress Award at the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival for her enthralling performance as the scorned woman struggling for justice she so rightly deserves.

I Am Madame Bovary is a biting comedy sure to entertain and inspire many viewers.

To check for show times, please visit the website: http://wellgousa.com/theatrical/i-am-not-madame-bovary

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