Sophie’s Revenge (非常完美)
Jin Yimeng, 2009, 108mins
Tuesday, 16th November, 2010 at 5:00pm in
Rooms 8 & 9 (ground floor)
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Jin Yimeng.
Synopsis: Sophie (Zhang Ziyi) is a talented cartoonist who seems to have it all until her fiancé Jeff (So Ji-Sub) is stolen away by a beautiful actress Joanna (Fan Bingbing). She decides to take revenge in hopes of winning Jack back. After a series of farces and failures, Sophie gradually realises her true love. A lightweight Hollywood-style romantic comedy from China which features Zhang Ziyi as you’ve never seen her before.
Director Jin Yimeng was born in Harbin and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from Florida State University’s Motion Picture, Television and Sound Recording Arts Conservatory. Her short film, The 17th Man (2004), recently won third place at the 2004 Student Emmy Awards; Best Director, Best Script and Best Art Direction at the 2004 Fearless Tale film festival; Best Lounge Short at the Sonoma film festival; Best Student Film at the Vail Film Festival and Official Select at the Cannes film festival (short film corner). In addition, her short film, Dinner, was awarded third place in the IFCT International Festival. She was also a pop musician and cartoonist who published three cartoon books in 2001 by Beijing Publishing house.