The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo)
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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo)
An elderly woman discovers her trusting nature is a severe disadvantage in the 21st century in this comedy drama from Chinese filmmaker Ann Hui. Ye Rutang (Siqin Gaowa) was born and raised in Manchuria, but came to Shanghai to seek her fortune years ago. Now in her early sixties and once again single, Ye is uncomfortably aware that the China she knew as a young woman is changing radically, and she senses she's fallen behind the times when she loses a position as a tutor because her English doesn't sound "American" enough. As Ye looks for work, she begins to fall victim to a… More

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"[The film is] better when it acquires a melancholy strain than in the early, more comic action"
‑ David Rooney, Variety

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