Over the past eight years, a retired worker transformed herself into a female virtues guru, and she has influenced thousands of women in China. Why is the training of women’s morality so popular in the Age of Feminism and Gender Equality? This documentary explores long-standing societal ideas around women, marriage and family that reflect traditions and expectations not only in China, but also around the world.
Malaysia, 2023, 140 min., Mandarin with English and Bulgarian subtitles
Script: Lam Can-zhao
Director: Lam Can-zhao
Cinematography: Lam Can-zhao
Music: Jeremiah Foo
Production: EMUSE PICTURES (MALAYSIA) Sdn. Bhd.
Lam Can-zhao, a Chinese filmmaker born in 1994, made his directorial debut at the age of 20 with “THE DOG,” a low-budget feature film that brought him into the spotlight. In 2023, his experimental animated documentary “Voices Of November” won the Special Youth Jury Award at the 54th Visions du Réel. That same year, he produced, wrote, and edited the short film “A Bright Sunny Day,” which was selected for LA CINEF at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. So far, his films have been invited to exhibit over 200 festivals worldwide.