Fallen Flowers Thick Leaves (2016)

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“A fascinating portrait of female sexuality in modern China.”

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Wen Wen, a young outgoing careerist, and Xiao, a shy middle-aged widow, are two very different women, unconnected except for one person: Hongli, their unflinching sex therapist who encourages women in Beijing to explore their sexuality.

In her debut feature, Laetitia Schoofs intimately studies the traditional societal expectations of women in China, the impact of the Cultural Revolution on relationships and desire, and the concept of ‘leftovers’ – single and childless women over the age of 27.