"Woman Demon Human"
Directed by Huang Shuqin
A young girl born into the world of the Beijing Opera
Company follows her dreams and becomes a professional actress. Submerging
herself in her roles to escape a personal life marred by trauma, she longs
to play major "male" roles, but is trapped by her culture that forbids it.
The winner of two Chinese Academy Awards, Woman Demon Human is a
stunning allegory of the struggle between modern living and tradition.
Mandarin with English subtitles. 115 minutes.