A young woman goes on an anonymous journey to her late husband’s hometown Leshan, a small city in Sichuan province. There, she meets an old friend, a local theatre actress preparing for an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan. In a home-place unfamiliar, the traveling woman meets the imaginary. Ghosted by Shen Te the protagonist of the play, the actress loses the self at the intersection between fiction and reality. Unprepared, the filmmaker loses control of her camera. Together, they drift into a polyrhythmic experience of stasis.
About the director:
Sabrina Zhao. Director. She was born and raised in Sichuan, China. She holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE), with concentrations in Film & New Media and Literature & Creative Writing. She recently received the Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video from York University (Canada). She made three short and medium-length films. Her debut feature The Good Woman of Sichuan has been premiered at Berlinale Forum.