Documentaries: Leftover Women



Official Selection - Hot Docs 2019
Documentary filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia follow three successful Chinese women who despite their thriving careers still live with the derogatory label: Leftover Women – a term used in China to describe educated, professional women in their mid-20s who are not married. As they search for “Mr. Right”, they struggle to stay true to their personal and professional ambitions, while dealing with pressure from their families, friends, and a government that has launched a campaign to stigmatize unwed women.

Directors:  Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Producers:  Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam
Cinematographers:  Shen Mi, Fan Jian
Editor: Joelle Alexis
Country:  Israel
Language:  Mandarin
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  85 minutes