I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY
[我不是潘金莲 WO BU SHI PAN JIN LIAN]
After being conned by her ex-husband, Li Xuelian (Bingbing Fan) is immersed in a long legal battle and is ready for retribution in this coldly comic revenge thriller. Six months after filing for a fake divorce in order to secure an apartment meant for single people, Li's husband remarried, only not, as they had planned, to her. Now deemed a "promiscuous woman," and getting nowhere through the traditional legal system, she sees no other recourse but to employ those around her to carry out a series of murders. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, this black comedy underscores that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. DIR Xiaogang Feng; SCR Zhenyun Liu, from his novel; PROD Dajun Zhang. China, 2016, color, 128 min. In Mandarin with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.