Matinees ACMI Presents

I Am Not Madame Bovary

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“A film that luxuriates, through that beguiling round frame, in breathtaking, never-seen-before screen imagery”

The Times

Li Xueilian (Chinese star Bingbing Fan) and her husband Qin Yuhe agree to stage a fake divorce to secure an apartment reserved for singles. The sham divorce becomes real when Qin Yuhe marries another woman. Furious at his deception, Li embarks on a dogged quest to redeem her reputation.

Adapted from Liu Zhenyun’s novel, I Am Not Pan Jinlian, Feng Xiaogang film is a comically sly morality tale with a bold and disarming aesthetic approach – most of the film is presented within a circular frame.