“Meili” the directorial debut of Zhou Zhou, has been acquired by Echelon Studios for North America rights.

“Meili” first appearance was at 2018 First International Film Festival at Xining, where the film was nominated for three awards, including Best Feature, and Chi Yun took home Best Performer Award for her powerful and gut-wrenching performance. The film then was selected to 2018 Thessaloniki International Film Festival for International Competition, alongside with Sundance Audience Award winner “The Guilty” and Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters”. To date, “Meili” had been to film festivals includes 2018 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (festival screening), 2018 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (New Talent Competition), 2019 Göteborg Film Festival (New Voices Selection), and 2019 Osaka Asian Film Festival (Main Competition), where it had its Japanese premiere in March 2019.

Synopsis

The film focuses on Meili (Chi Yun), a 22-year-old young girl who was abandoned by her parents and was raised by her elder sister, who is infertile. Meili was set up and raped by her brother-in-law before giving birth to a daughter in secret.
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