Follows the frustrated lives of five Chinese girls in the early 20th century as they struggle against rigid social expectations. Winner of the Golden Montgolfiere at the Nantes Three Continents festival.
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Bleak Taiwanese film about five teenage farm girls, each of whom have witnessed something horrible happen to female family members, who make a pact to hang themselves while still virgins on an auspicious day because they think they'll go to heaven. One could quibble that the oppressed woman theme is hammered here a touch too monotonously, but the film has several disturbingly memorable scenes and packs a punch.