Women's Film Screening: Mian Bao Nv Hai 面包女孩

George Town Festival

Venue:  Digital Penang Event Hall, Penang

Date27/07/2024

Time11:30AM


LanguageMandarin

SubtitleEnglish

CategoryFilm

Duration: 30 minutes without intermission
Doors Open: 30 minutes before the show
Seating: Free Seating
Recommended for: 12 years old and above

Meticulously observed by a patient camera in a small, yet sensitive story, an ordinary nine-year-old Chinese school girl is cautiously introduced to a world she had not imagined before.

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About the Show

Director: Charlotte Lim
Country: Malaysia
2016, Short Film, 30 minutes
Language: Mandarin with English and Mandarin subtitles
Age Suitability: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.
After the screening, there will be an in-person sharing and Q&A session with Chen Yih Wen (Director of The Boys Club), Charlotte Lim (Director of Mian Bao Nv Hai) and Licensed Counsellor Wong Su Zane (1.5 hours).

Meticulously observed by a patient camera in a small, yet sensitive story, an ordinary nine-year-old Chinese school girl is cautiously introduced to a world she had not imagined before.

Like many girls her age, she attends classes, worries about not having enough money to buy bread, among other things. She has not seen her mother for a week, leaving her lost and helpless. Sensing her distress, her library teacher offers comfort and a much-needed distraction in the form of a colourful cake. He walks her to the school library and then to the science room, where he asks her to take off her dress.

The girl is puzzled.

Content Warning: The film may contain content that could cause discomfort for some viewers.


Additional & Accessibility Info

  • Age Suitability: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • Language: The film will be in Mandarin with Mandarin and English subtitles.
  • Content Warning: The film may contain content that could cause discomfort for some viewers.
  • Movie Pass: In addition to Mian Bao Nv Hai 面包女孩, registering for a free ticket also grants you access to watch The Boys Club, directed by Chen Yih Wen.

Artist Bio

Charlotte Lim

Charlotte Lim is a Malaysian filmmaker whose work draws heavily on the poetic, using her life experiences to shape her filmmaking. Her feature debut My Daughter received the Jury Award at the Marrakech International Film Festival 2009, and was praised as ‘pure cinema’. She was the China-Shanghai production coordinator for Hollywood blockbuster The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Wong Su Zane

Invited guest for post-screening sharing and Q&A session

Wong Su Zane is a registered and licensed counsellor with 20 years of experience in the prevention and handling of domestic and sexual violence. Committed to social justice, she dedicates her career to supporting vulnerable populations, particularly survivors of gender-based violence

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