I Am Not Madame Bovary


Film Festivals:    

















41st Toronto International Film Festival

13th Zurich Film Festival

25th Philadelphia Film Festival

36th Hawaii International Film Festival

3rd China Onscreen Biennial

3rd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

13th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival- Closing Film


64th San Sebastian Film Festival - Golden Shell: Best Film, Silver Shell: Best Actress

41st Toronto Int'l Film Festival- FIPRESCI Prize for Special Presentations

53rd Golden Horse Awards - Best Director 

2016 Asia Pacific Screen Awards- Achievement in Directing                     

53rd Golden Horse Awards – Best Film, Best Leading Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Film Score




From director Feng Xiaogong, who also directed the 2008 romantic comedy “If You Are the One,” comes a film noir that maps out the lives of ordinary people in a rapidly changing China. The film’s unusual rounded-circle format serves to remind the audience not to be accustomed to the widescreen ratio, and that this story of realism is not a fairy tale or allegory but is a reality that the audience is privy to – the all-knowing, all-present audience.  This movie screened and won awards at the Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals, secured Best Director at the Golden Horse Awards, and was the closing film at the Hong Kong Asian Film festival.   

Ten years ago, café proprietor Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) and her truck-driver husband Qin Yuhe (Li Zonghan) staged a fake divorce to secure a second apartment for single people, reserved by the government. Six months later, the sham divorce became real when Qin married another woman – who is now living in the apartment owned by Li and Qin. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the County Court, yet she loses the case because Judge Wang Gongdao (Dong Chengpeng) is convinced that the divorce papers were in order. From county to city, she goes through one trial after another, until deciding to make her appeal in far-off Beijing. In the capital, she is looked after by Zhao Datou, a chef who had a crush on her when they were students. Braving resistance, Li makes her way to the leaders in Beijing, who take action.



Fan Bingbing, Guo Tao, Da Peng, Dong Chengpeng 

Director: Feng  Xiaogang 
Duration (min) : 139min(tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/English




Worldwide  except China