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The Story of Qiu Ju

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Original title
Qiu Ju da guan si (The Story of Qiu Ju)
Running time
100 min.
China China
Liu Heng (Novel: Chen Yuan Bin)
Zhao Jiping
Chi Xiaoning, Hongyi Lu, Xiaoquin Yu
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Sil-Metropole Organisation / Youth Film Studio of Beijing Film Academy
Drama | Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of the hierarchy and travels farther and farther away from the countryside the viewer is also provided with a look at the changing Chinese society through the verite camera used in most scenes.
1992: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion and Best Actress (Gong Li)
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1993: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1993: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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