Lady of the Harbour - 88'
- Sun, 12/09/2018 - 17:00
Nearly two decades ago, Chinese immigrants came to Greece traveling along the similar route as the current refugees. Suzanne is one of them. Before moving to Greece, she had developed a successful business in Bulgaria and was friends with the then Bulgarian prime minister, mafia bosses and celebrities. When
the refugee crisis arises, Suzanne decides to organize a Greek Chinese volunteer team to help as an act of redemption for her past. It is not easy - Suzanne struggles to persuade business- oriented Chinese bosses and companies to join and has to face the sarcastic attitude of Western volunteers. Suzanne’s dominant character also does not help. Against all odds, Suzanne gains a lot in the process, and so do her teammates.
Director and screenwriter. He holds MA for screenplay from Beijing Film Academy, tutored by famous commercially successful director Xue Xiaolu and BA at Communication University of China. His graduate film “Huis Away From Home” (2014) is a story about Chinese Muslim’s immigration in northwest of China. It won the Best Student Film awarded by the China Documentary Academy Award and was nominated in Les Ecrans de Chine Documentary
Festival in Paris. His short documentary “Chinese Canvasser” (2015) was nominated at CCDF, GZDOC and China Documentary Academy Award.