Women in Film 2019 | Leftover Women


Leftover Women

Dir. Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia | 84 min | 2018 | Mandarin with English Subtitles | PG

‘Leftover Women’ is how the Chinese describe educated, cosmopolitan women who are not married and settled by the time they reach their mid-twenties. Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and government-sponsored dating events, the film follows three hopeful singles who, under immense pressure, are determined to find love on their own terms.

"An emotionally complex piece of personal portraiture that reveals the extent to which traditional attitudes still dominate Chinese society regardless of its globalised surface.” – Screen International

"Films such as the Leftover Women remind viewers that the fight for equality is not a problem confined to one country or community, but rather the world." - Tribeca Film Festival

· Best Film and Best Editing, DocAviv2019
· Screened – Tribeca International Film Festival 2019

Post-Screening Discussion with Lee Yi Ting & Women in Film Co-curator Leong Puiyee

Lee Yi Ting's interests lie in the area of gender justice and sexual rights. This led her to work with Project X, an NGO for sex workers' rights in Singapore, where she is currently serving as a board member. She also conducts comprehensive sexuality education workshops with AWARE. She is a sometimes-educator, who taught General Paper at the 'A' Levels for about five years."


Director’s bio

Shosh Shlam’s film Last Journey into Silence won the Best Documentary at the Lublin Film Festival. Her other films include Be Fruitful and Multiply, which was broadcast on Channel 2 in Israel, ZDF and other European TV channels, and Good Garbage, which won an award for Best Documentary at the Shanghai Film Festival and FICA Film Festival in Brazil.

Hilla Medalia is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and producer who has received three Emmy nominations. Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theaters and on television including HBO, MTV, BBC and ARTE. Hilla is a board member of The Israeli Director's Guild and a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.


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About Women in Film & Photography 2019

Women in Film is part of Objectifs' annual Women in Film and Photography showcase. In recent years, communities across the world have responded to enduring social, gender, racial and economic inequality through collective actions such as #Metoo, the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter. At the heart of it, such movements are often fueled by anger and frustration at an ostensible lack of political will or means to effect systemic change.

Our fifth edition Women in Film presents the Singapore premiere of five international feature films that demonstrate how women filmmakers have created works that speak to local and global concerns, exploring how rage against discrimination, repression and injustice can be channeled into a force for awareness, action and change through art. Co-curated by Leong Puiyee and Kelly Leow.

Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/wifp2019

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