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Rib (The)

Country: China, Language: Mandarin, 85 mins

  • Director: Wei Zhang
  • Writer: Marlo Bernier

CGiii Comment

China has arguably progressive laws regarding transgender rights, but public awareness has not caught up yet. The Rib is hailed as the first Chinese feature film that makes transgender its main subject and still passed government censorship. It also offers a rare and eye-opening window into China's Christian communities, which survive precariously. But ultimately, it's an intense father-child drama fueled by pressures from a society still steeped in patriarchal, Confucian morality.