Huang Ji

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Huang Ji is from Hunan province, and grew up there in the village where Egg And Stone is set. She majored in screenwriting at the Beijing Film Academy, where she graduated in 2007. Her first screenplay Lingling’s Garden was directed by her husband (Ryoji Otsuka, the cinematographer of all her films). Her short The Warmth of Orange Peel screened at the 2010 Berlinale. She is currently working on a trilogy of fiction films about young women of different ages growing up in China today, of which Egg and Stone is the first part.

Can a government wipe out the existence of those young women [depicted in Egg and Stone] who have been sexually harassed? Precisely because the government continually seeks to obliterate these sorts of things, we therefore must not sing happy songs and put on a good show. We have to use film to record the existence of that which is obliterated and ignored.

-Huang Ji (Egg and Stone)

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