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by Olivier Meys


Thirtysomething Chinese-born Lina borrows money to move to Paris to save up money to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, leaving behind her husband and son in Dong Bei province. But once in Europe, nothing goes as planned, and she is forced into a line of work she never would have imagined. When her flighty sister-in-law shows up on her doorstep, Lina becomes inevitably tangled in her own web of lies.

original title: Bitter Flowers
country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, China
sales agent: Loco Films
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Meys
film run: 95'
release date: BE 28/03/2018, FR 18/09/2019
screenplay: Marteen Loix
cast: Qi Xi, Wang Xi, Le Geng, Zeng Meihuizi
cinematography by: Benoît Dervaux
film editing: Ewin Ryckaert
art director: Adrien Souchet
music: Eric Bribosia, Jens Bouttery
producer: Valérie Bournonville, Song Ge, Xavier Grin, Gilles Padovani, Joseph Rouschop, Arielle Sleutel
executive producer: Karim Cham
production: Tarantula Belgique, Mille et Une Films, P.S. Productions, Beijin Culture (CN), Spring Films (CN)
backing: CCA - Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (BE), CNC (FR), VAF (BE), OFC (CH), Région Bretagne (FR), Eurimages, MEDIA
distributor: Cinéart, UDI - Urban Distribution International

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