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Birth Permit

17m Drama 2017

Language:Mandarin with English Subtitles


Synopsis Zhen He, a female public officer, remarried to a stranger for a birth permit of her second child. The end of the ‘One-Child Policy’ is a solution for this couple but just the beginning of their problems.

Director’s Statement The original idea of this film came from a friend, about a more private, perceptual plight of her thought. When I studied the related subjects, I saw a more general strife-torn situation experienced by women. Therefore, I rewrote the whole story, with the aim to explore the dilemmas that Chinese women are likely to face.

Festivals & Awards

2017 Short Film Corner of Festival de Cannes

European Independent Film Festival - Short Film Competition

Rome Independent Prisma Awards - Short Film Competition


Yu Zhang


Hang Dai







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