Queens of the Qing Dynasty

Ashley McKenzie
New Auteurs
Duration: 122 min.
Country: Canadá
Language: Inglés, chino mandarín, ruso
Year: 2022
Monday 7th, 19:20 hs., Cinema Los Gallegos (Sala Cinema 2)
Tuesday 8th, 19:20 hs., Cinema Los Gallegos (Sala Cinema 2)
Wednesday 9th, 16:20 hs., Cinema Los Gallegos (Sala Cinema 2)

The outlook is not that promising. After a new suicide attempt —about which she remembers nothing—, Star is admitted at a hospital. During her first night, she doesn’t listen to any of the doctors’ indications and a therapeutic companion is appointed so she doesn’t hurt herself again. This way, she meets An, who has just arrived from Shanghai and whose mission seems simple—to care for the fragile teenager and create an environment of support for her. Among text messages, knowing looks (those that say much more than any desperate cry) and pop songs, the relationship between Star and An grows and becomes the motor of the new film by Ashley McKenzie, who had already caught people by surprise with Werewolf, her first film.

Ashley McKenzie

Ashley McKenzie

Ashley McKenzie was born in Unama’ki, Cape Breton Island, Canada. She is a writer-director, and works in collaboration with her community. Her first feature, Werewolf (2016), screened at such festivals as Berlin, IndieLisboa and Toronto. Queens of the Qing Dynasty opened at Berlinale’s Encounters Competition.

Data Sheet:

G: Ashley McKenzie
F: Scott Moore
E: Ashley McKenzie, Scott Moore
DA: Michael Pierson
S: Andreas Mendritzki
M: Yu Su, Cecile Believe
P: Ashley McKenzie, Britt Kerr, Nelson MacDonald


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