After losing her house and husband, rural woman Wang Erhao leads a stranded life with her ten-year-old brother-in-law in a modified “recreational vehicle”. She drives this “recreational vehicle” around different villages, and talks about her unknown past to her little brother-in-law along the way in retrospect of her life. In order to find a warm place to survive the cold winter, she pretends to be a shaman to rid villagers of evil spirits, and ironically, her juggled deceits often become real. However, she soon loses her power to people’s greed and apathy, and in meager attempts of salvation, her life story eventually ends in tragedy and disillusionment.
CAST & CREW
Jiao Feng, Hu Xiaotao
Director of Photography
Li Zhengzong, Hu Xiaotao
Li Qiang, Jin Weiye
Tian Tian, Wen Xinyu, Wang Qilin, Wang Fuyou
Beijing Coloured Glaze Production
Cai Chengjie graduated from Shaanxi Technology University and majored in Art Design. He worked as a TV show director in CCTV (China Central Television)’s CTV North. He also worked in CCTV 12’s The Columns Show. The Widowed Witch is his directorial debut.
The Widowed Witch (2018).