Les Filles du botaniste

The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

(France/Canada, 2005, 97 minutes)

In remote modern China, a young girl is taken as a temporary apprentice by a renowned university botanist and enters a lesbian romance with his daughter. A daring subject is wasted in a decoratively shot combination of stilted melodrama and exotic titillation tailor-crafted for foreign audiences.

Europacorp presents a Sotella et Fayolle Films/Europacorp/Max Films production, in co-production with France 2 Cinéma, with the participation of Canal Plus, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Téléfilm Canada and SODEC. Starring Mylène Jampanoï, Li Xiaoran, Mr Lin, Wang Weidong, Nguyén Nhu Quynh. Directed by Dai Sijie; written by Dai Sijie and Nadine Perront; music by Éric Levi; director of photography (Technicolor/Eclair, widescreen), Guy Dufaux; art director, An Bin; wardrobe, Wang Xiaoyan; film editor, Jean-François Bergeron.


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