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Actors of "I Am Not Madame Bovary"
Directors of "I Am Not Madame Bovary"Xiaogang FengBirthdate: 1958, Beijing, China
Creators of "I Am Not Madame Bovary"Zhenyun Liu
Critic Reviews of "I Am Not Madame Bovary"Time OutMay 22, 2017
All in all this is quite something, gradually building to a jawdropping final scene.RogerEbert.comNovember 18, 2016
It's a pleasure to look at the screen and to watch the artistry of the entire creative team. But there's a forbidding quality to the entire enterprise.Los Angeles TimesNovember 17, 2016
The shapes are a distraction. However, what's happening within them is compelling enough to overcome the stylistic overkill.Washington PostNovember 17, 2016
Although it's intended as a satire, director Feng Xiaogang's movie has a literary tone, a leisurely pace and relatively few laugh-out-loud moments.Seattle TimesNovember 17, 2016
The script by Liu Zhenyun becomes ponderous and redundant, kept on oxygen by its lead actress's complex performance as a child-woman with enigmatic wisdom.Village VoiceNovember 16, 2016
It's like an odd storybook you'd find in the attic and have trouble putting down - the more quixotic Lian's journey becomes, the more you want her to see it through to the bitter end.Irish TimesJune 28, 2017
Bingbing heads a terrific ensemble, although the sly anti-bureaucratic fun does feel a little overextended at 137mins.Sunday Times (UK)June 09, 2017
[An] overstretched art-house soap.Observer (UK)May 28, 2017
The film is uneven and lagging in pace. Still, it's frequently beautiful ...Hot PressMay 26, 2017
As the second half of the film essentially repeats the action, only years later, the film's pace becomes sluggish, and its impact rapidly deflates. The artful charm of Feng's stylistic choices also begin to feel limiting.Times (UK)May 26, 2017
A film that luxuriates, through that beguiling round frame, in breathtaking, never-seen-before screen imagery.
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