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Updated: Sun., Nov. 8, 2009, 9:37 AM
‘She’ is one to see
By V.A. MUSETTO
Last Updated: 9:37 AM, November 8, 2009
Posted: 12:53 AM, November 8, 2009
I am a movie junkie, but there is still a limit to the number of films I can see at a festival; after all, I have to leave time to sleep, eat and party.
During my recent six-day visit to the London Film Festival, I managed to see 10 of the 193 features on display. I can’t say I disliked any of the 10, although some wowed me more than others.
At the top of the wow list was “She, a Chinese,” written and directed by Xiaolu Guo, who was born in China and now resides in London.
It’s the story of Mei, a young woman living in a depressed Chinese town — she’s never been more than a few miles from home — who one day takes off to see the world.
Her journey leads her to London, where she enters into a platonic marriage with an elderly Brit.
Lu Huang is superb as Mei, capturing her every emotion. You might have seen Lu as a woman sold into sex slavery in “Blind Mountain,” which unreeled at Film Forum last year. Perhaps the theater will pick up “She, a Chinese,” too.