In China, educated unmarried women over the age of 27 are seen as a source of shame for their families and a problem for society at large. The funny and heart-wrenching documentary LEFTOVER WOMEN follows three such ladies through a series of brutal, humiliating and absurd encounters on their way to finding the man of their life. And as HuaMei, Xu Min and Gai Qi confront the demands of their families and Chinese tradition, we are forced to reflect on our own romantic ideas about love and marriage.
Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Hilla Medalia (Israel/USA), Shosh Shlam (Israel/USA) Joint filmography: WEB JUNKIE (2013) Medalia’s selected filmography: THE GO-GO BOYS: THE INSIDE STORY OF CANNON FILMS (2014), DANCING IN JAFFA (2013) Shlam’s selected filmography: GOOD GARBAGE (2012), BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY (2005)