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Global Lens 2006
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Stolen life (Shen Si Jie) a film by Li Shaohong

China, 2005 (90 minutes)

Synopsis
A young girl is taken to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. As an adolescent, Yanni, becomes withdrawn and reclusive, believing that she has been abandoned by her parents, and that she has no control over either her life or her fate. The fact that her “family” doesn’t have much hope for her future only compounds her depression. Surprising everyone in her hostile household, Yanni is accepted to college. As she prepares to begin her new life, an encounter with a delivery boy triggers a series of unexpected events. Director Li Shaohong takes us, as viewers, on a walk through a discovery of not only life under the city, but also a realistic perspective on the human experience.

About the Director
Li Shaohong was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, in 1955. As a teenager she served in the military, working in a hospital. She graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and is regarded as a member of the “fifth generation” of filmmakers in China. As one of the most innovative and best-known contemporary women in this generation, Li co-founded Beijing Rosat Film & TV Production Company. Her feature films include Bloody Morning (1990), Family Portrait (1992), Blush (1994), The Red Suit (2000), and Baober in Love (2004). Stolen Life won the Best Narrative Feature at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.

Principal Cast

 

Yanni
Mu Yu
Aiqin (Aunt)
Aihua (Mother)
Father
Grandmother
Young Yanni
Fanfang

Zhou Xun
Wu Jun
Cai Ming
Su Xiaoming
Zhao Chengshun
Jin Shuyuan
Wang Peiyi
Sun Jianong

Crew

 

Director
Assistant Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Editor
Production Designer
Composer

 

Li Shaohong
Chang Xiaoyang
Li Xiaowan
Liao Yimei
Gao Hu
Yanwu
Cheng Guagming
Qu Bo

 
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