Shun LI And The Poet
Shun LI And The Poet (2012)

Two outsiders become unlikely friends in this drama from filmmaker Andrea Segre. Shun Li (Zhao Tao) is a thirtysomething single mother from China who has come to Italy in the hope of providing a better life for herself and her son. However,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 15, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Segre's film captures the misty elision of land and sea in the Veneto lagoon and how it perfectly expresses the characters' yearning placelessness.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

The plot is preposterous, offering up not one, but two, saintly females for our hi falutin' delectation.

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Tom Dawson
The List

Francois Couturier's score is overly emphatic in places in tugging at our heartstrings, but the film's gentle humanity is to be cherished.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is not much happiness in the lives of these two people, but they have each other.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

This is haunting and affecting with visual poetry to spare.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

There is much to savour in this poignant feature by the former documentary-maker Andrea Segre: not least its tough, uncliched view of Venice.

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Guy Lodge
Variety

A thin but attractively opalescent immigrant study, prioritizing exquisite, atmospheric detail over the bigger picture.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Shun Li and the Poet actually believes in the inherent decency of strangers. Don't hold that against it.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Writer-director Segre gives this sensitive story a nicely understated quality that forces us to identify with the central characters in ways that continually catch us off guard.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What begins as an honest story soon becomes a frustrating experience, unable to generate enough interest due to the lack of chemistry between the two main… More