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我不是潘金莲 | Wo bu shi pan jin lian

Feng Xiaogang China, 2016

msmichel's rating of the film I Am Not Madame Bovary

Feng Xiaogang has made his best film to date with this often savage attack on Chinese bureaucracy where self preservation outweighs helping the individual. But what is most interesting is that the so-called 'victim' really is at heart wrong in her quest for 'justice' as well. The film's aesthetics often overwhelm the story however with its circular framing and other tricks. Fan Bingbing offers as strong turn here.