Li Xuelian stages a fake divorce to secure an apartment only for her husband to unexpectedly remarry. After Li protests to the courts without success, she sets out on an absurdist ten-year journey.
Born in Beijing in 1958, Feng Xiaogang achieved recognition in his country as a director of films for the masses thanks to his black comedies. In the first decade of the 21st century he tackled more ambitious projects and began earning international fame with titles including A World Without Thieves (2004), The Banquet (2006), Assembly (2007), If You Are The One (2008) and Aftershock (2010). With A Sigh (2010) he bagged Best Film at the Cairo International Film Festival, and with Back to 1942 (2012) the same award in Beijing. He has also won Best Director three times at China’s Hundred Flowers Awards.