SHOWTIME: Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:30 PM BUY TICKETS

SYNOPSIS:  Deemed cursed by the local villagers, three-time widow Er Hao (Tian Tian) has her hands full with a rogue fireworks explosion, a tagalong teenager, and a veritable army of crazed local men who can’t keep their hands off her. Turned away when she seeks shelter from her neighbors and forced to take up residence in a cold camper van, Er Hao’s future looks as bleak as the stark, snowy countryside.

A series of fluke changes in fortune causes Er Hao to embrace the mystical identity her villagers have assigned to her. As a sort of modern shaman, she steers superstitions into small subversions, helping others who once shunned her and proving that to survive as a woman is a kind of magic.  THE WIDOWED WITCH is a simultaneously idealistic and despairing film—a bleak view wrapped in a fabulist aesthetic, and one that encompasses both magic realism and crushing social satire.

DIRECTOR: Cai Chengjie | LANGUAGE: Mandarin | SUBTITLES: Yes - English

YEAR | RUNNING TIME | COLOR | FORMAT: 2018 | 2h 00mins | Color | DCP

COUNTRY:  China | GENRE: Drama | PREMIERE STATUS: Southwest Premiere

PRINT SOURCE: Company Name: Icarus Films | Contact Name:Livia Bloom Ingram | Contact Email: livia@icarusfilms.com