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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

All Films

Little Sister (Mei Mei)

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Richard Bowen / Feature Narrative / China, U.S.A. / 2010 / 96 min / Color / HDCAM
In English, Mandarin / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, Family Friendly, Fantasy, Adaptation
Middle East Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Screenings

  • Thu, Oct 28, 07:00 PM, (City Center 04) Regular screening
    • Q&A: Filmmaker, Producer & Cast in attendance
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  • Fri, Oct 29, 05:00 PM, (Villaggio 1) Regular screening
    • Q&A: Filmmaker & Cast in attendance
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Synopsis

The iconic story of Cinderella, which first appeared around the year 860 A.D. in China, comes to life anew in this lovely and transporting film that will thrill audiences of all ages. This family-oriented film, shot in China's Yunnan Province and featuring Brenda Song as the narrator, is a beautifully rendered interpretation of the classic tale, complete with many Chinese elements and a mostly Chinese cast. The film combines a wonderfully rich use of Chinese mythology with the classic story of the girl with the evil step mother. Audiences will be swept away by the film's spectacular visual elements, which further enrich the movie's affecting and emotive style. Written and directed by Richard Bowen and starring newcomer Xiao Min in a performance of extraordinary grace, the film presents children and adults alike with a wonderfully imagined and beautifully enacted family parable.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Richard Bowen
Born in Massachusetts, Bowen graduated from the University of California in 1973 with a psychology degree. After attending the graduate film program at California State University, San Francisco, he has worked steadily as a producer and a director of photography, making his feature directing debut with this year's "Little Sister."

Credits

Director
Richard Bowen
Screenwriter
Richard Bowen
Producer
Richard Bowen
Production Designer
Zhai Tao
Co-Producer
Tristan Whalley, Barbie Tung
Cinematographer
Wang Yu
Cast
Xiao Min, Wang Caiping, Chi Peng, Zhang Jie, Qiu Lin, Brenda Song

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