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[Movie News] I Am Not Madame Bovary 我不是潘金莲 wins at the Asian Film Awards

On March 21st, 2017 the 11th Asian Film Awards took place in Hong Kong.

Director Feng Xiao Gang’s I Am Not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲) starring Fan Bing Bing took home the best film, best actress, and best cinematography awards! Congratulations to the cast and crew!

Synopsis of I Am Not Madame Bovary

Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) and her husband Qin Yuhe stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment in the city reserved by the government for single people. Qin remarries six months later — as agreed — but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the county court but loses the case. Refusing to accept the court’s findings, Li appeals to the chief justice, the county chief, and even the mayor, but fails at every turn. After Qin publicly accuses Li of being a ‘promiscuous woman’ because she was not a virgin on their wedding night, Li is driven back to the courts to redeem her reputation. Li makes her way from county to city, enduring one trial after another, until she decides to make her appeal in far-off Beijing. Ten years go by, and the cases of Li’s divorce and her ruined reputation have not been resolved. Li has continued to travel to Beijing every year but must face those who wish to quash her efforts every step of the way. (source: AMC Theaters)

Photos from the Asian Film Awards

Full List of Winners from the Asian Film Awards

Best Film: I Am Not Madame Bovary
Best Director: Na Hong-jin (The Wailing)
Best Actor: Tadanobu Asano (Harmonium)
Best Actress: Fan Bingbing (I Am Not Madame Bovary)
Best Supporting actor: Lam Suet (Trivisa)
Best Supporting actress: Moon So-ri (The Handmaiden)
Best Newcomer: Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden)
Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)
Best Cinematographer: Luo Pan (I Am Not Madame Bovary)
Best Production design: Ryu Seong-hee (The Handmaiden)
Best Composer: Mowg ( The Age of Shadows )
Best Editor: Lee Chatametikool, Natalie Soh ( Apprentice )
Best Visual effects: Tetsuo Ohya ( Shin Godzilla )
Best Costume designer: Jo Sang-gyeong (The Handmaiden)
Best Sound: Fang Tao, Hao Zhiyu (Crosscurrent)
Rising Star of Asia Award: Jelly Lin
Excellence in Asian Cinema Award: Sammi Cheng
Lifetime Achievement Award: Tsui Hark