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Jasmine Women

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english title Jasmine Women
original title 茉莉花开
aka Mo li hua kai, Jasmine Flower

cast & crew

director HOU Yong
actor ZHANG Zi-Yi - 章子怡
JIANG Wen - 姜文
LIU Ye - 劉燁
Joan CHEN Chung - 陳沖

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duration130 minutes


A story of love and loss over three generations of life in a single family in Shanghai. Jasmine Women tells of the family's struggle to overcome its tragic history, as each daughter repeats the mistakes of her mother. Zhang Ziyi plays mother, daughter, and granddaughter as the film moves from the 1930's to the 1950's to the 1970's. Jasmine Women was filmed in 2003 and first shown at the Shanghai Film Fesival in 2004 where it won the Jury Prix Prize. Despite being shown to acclaim at numerous film festivals around the world, its release in China was delayed for two years until April 2006. Ziyi won Best Actress at the prestigious Golden Rooster awards for her performance.

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