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19th
World Cinemascape
The Widowed Witch
Director_ CAI Chengjie
China 2018 min DCP color/b&w feature Fiction
Review

Erhao, who is treated as a cursed woman, escaped death by a miracle from the fire accident which killed her husband. Surviving Erhao loses words temporarily, is even raped by brother in law. Living with husband´s younger brother, she is treated as an object of ominousness and sexploitation by villagers. She is thought as a witch with special ability after several accidents. She takes advantage of the situation. The director introduces regional dialect and desolate space in his own hometown and describes the changes of a woman who used to be the object of exploitation. Erhao represents the modern woman not giving in to bigotry and touches transcendental point for new direction. The countryfolk who believes in superstition more than rationality, can´t distinguish violence from worship, is the device for drawing the reality of China allegorially. [LEE Sang-yong]

CREDIT
  • DirectorCAI Chengjie
  • ScreenplayCAI Chengjie
  • ProducerJIAO Feng, HU Xiaotao
  • CinematographyJIAO Feng
  • Art DirectorN/A
  • EditorLI Cheng
  • SoundN/A
  • MusicLI Cheng, JIN Weiye
CastTian Tian, WEN Xinyu, WANG Qilin, WANG Fuyou
DIRECTOR
CAI Chengjie
Born in 1980, China. He graduated from Shaanxi Technology University, and majored in Art Design. He worked as a TV show director in CCTV’s CTV North. He also worked in CCTV-12’s The Columns Show. His directorial debut, ''The Widowed Witch'', was premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)288-5433 F. (063)288-5411

Seoul Office

(06740) 2F, Kyeongwon Bldg., 56 Bawoomoe-ro 43, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

Jeonju Cine Complex

(54999)22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)231-3377