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Old Fashion, New Life


Indonesian Premiere

140 minutes | 2023 | Malaysia | Documentary | 🔊 Chinese | English Sub. | 13+


Over the past eight years, a retired worker transformed herself into a female virtues guru, and she has influenced thousands of women in China. Why is the training of women’s morality so popular in the Age of Feminism and Gender Equality? This documentary explores long-standing societal ideas around women, marriage and family that reflect traditions and expectations not only in China, but also around the world.


SUN, 26 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 20:30

WED, 29 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 20:15

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Lam Can-zhao

Lam Can-zhao

Lam Can-zhao, a Chinese filmmaker born in 1994, made his directorial debut at the age of 20 with THE DOG, a low-budget feature film that brought him into the spotlight. In 2023, he produced, wrote, and edited the short film A Bright Sunny Day, which was selected for LA CINEF at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
So far, his films have been invited to exhibit over 200 festivals worldwide, including Visions du Réel, Los Angeles Asian Pacific FF, Jeonju IFF, Shanghai IFF, Beijing IFF, Bogota FF, Durban IFF, Les Rencontres d'Arles, DocAviv, AmDocs, DokuFest, Kerala, Taipei Golden Horse FF and many others.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Emuse Pictures (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Producer Lam Can-Zhao, Jeremiah Foo, Tammy Tai

Main Cast ZHANG Xue, LI Ying

Screenplay Lam Can-zhao

Cinematographer Lam Can-zhao, Gou Haokun, Wen Shida

Editor Lam Can-zhao

Notable Achievement

Silk Road International International Film Festival, 2023


Humans On Display (2018)

Animal World (2018)

The Dog (2015)