Double feature: Red Light Revolution + Shanghai Bride

9 March
3.00pm + 5.00pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$10 (double feature) or $10 (single session)

Two films about traditional values and modern China by Canberra-born filmmaker Sam Voutas.

Red Light Revolution - 3.00pm; 2012, M, 92 mins

A humorous look at Chinese tradition colliding with modern sexual values, Red Light Revolution is the story of an ordinary Beijinger who opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighbourhood.

Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Sam Voutas and producer Melanie Ansley.

‘Voutas offers a sex comedy salted with satirical comment on Chinese society’ – Empire Magazine

Shanghai Bride - 5.00pm; 2006, PG, 51 mins

Almost two eligible single males to every eligible single female … Increasingly picky middle-class women … How does the average man find a wife in materialistic Shanghai? For working-class men, finding a wife is a quest that requires money, time and the strength to withstand countless disappointments.


See more films in our Sam Voutas retrospective