She, a Chinese
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Mei, a young viilage woman, leads a monotonous life in her dusty hometown in rural China, but unfulfilled, she leaves for Beijing. Tragedy strikes there, and her restless nature compels her to England, where she drifts through a series of affairs.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This would be depressing, except that Mei is a delight: a feisty, shrewd young woman, uneducated but intelligent and more than capable of surviving the brickbats life keeps throwing at her."
‑ Nina Caplan, Time Out
"Bold and unparochial in a doggedly low-key style."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The functionally photographed She, A Chinese isn't at all lacking in thematic ambitions, but there's a disappointing sketchiness to the storytelling and Lu's opaque central turn hinders an emotional engagement in her character's quest."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Curious and interesting in many respects but emotionally light-weight and unfulfilling."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"Unhappily, there‚(TM)s no dramatic arc here, just a series of encounters with unsuitable or undesirable men. Writer-director Xiaolu Guo puts her heroine through trying ordeals, but her character remains elusive."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"An intriguing, keenly observed journey, but one that demands too much patience from the audience."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
"There are few migrant clich√ (C)s here, just an intimate portrait of a young girl trying to work out who she is and where she wants to be. The first part of the film is more successful than the rather meandering UK-based second half."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"The sparse scaffholding of this film is at once enigmatic and illuminating, revealing a quiet political literacy."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"An engaging, impressively directed and fantastically acted drama that's well worth seeking out."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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