Ah, the inscrutable mysteries of the East! Westerners have long been fascinated by the allure of Asian women. The cultural differences are myriad and manifold, the language barrier is considerable, and there is also that wall to contend with. But thanks to the thoughtful and creative effort of photographer/director Fan Xue Hui, we can visit “China” and enjoy a bit of quality time with a charming Chinese maiden.
This production has a distinctly different style from other MetArt movies I’ve reviewed. It opens with a shot of a living room, the back of a female’s head is visible as she watches TV. An older man sits down to eat lunch at a table. It is hard to see where we are headed. Then we find Zhang A., in a sunlit bedroom, reading a magazine. She takes off her top and massages her firm breasts and then takes off her pants. The camera lingers on her beautiful butt.
At the 3:28 mark the screen goes black. A match is struck, a fire lit. Zhang A. lounges, totally nude, on a flight of stairs. She is quite beautiful, and very calm and reserved. The camera frames her face in a tight headshot. We next see Zhang, dressed for winter weather, as she leaves the house. She runs, happily, on the glittery, icy snow.
Make no mistake, this is a curious bit of filmmaking, but it reflects genuine effort and artistry, and the model is, without question, a delicacy to be savored.