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  • NEW WOMEN Alternative
  • The NEW WOMAN Alternative


Based on the real life story of actress Ai Xia, the film revolves around Wei Ming, a modern woman, highly educated in the style of Beijing soon after the women's liberation struggle which formed part of the May Fourth movement of 1919. She struggles to make a living in Shanghai after being deserted by her husband and having to leave her daughter in the care of her sister. Unable to cope, Wei Ming eventually commits suicide, having been let down by society.

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