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The Red House/United States/18 mins

Directed by: Jiaqi Lin


Synopsis: Set in 1915 rural China, The Red House is the story of a 25 year old prostitute, Fangfang, and her struggle to save enough of her earnings to buy back her contract and her freedom. The sudden arrival of a 6 year old child, Amei, being sold to the Red House by her desperate parents soon changes things. The brothel's madam, Mama Yan, puts Fangfang in charge of Amei's training, including the painful ritual of binding her feet to keep them small. Fangfang, who became a prostitute in very much the same way, soon realizes she cannot let it continue, and decides to use her savings to buy Amei's contract and her freedom - something she will now never have.