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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: KS2178D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 698452217833
  • Street Date: 10/24/23
  • PreBook Date: 09/19/23
  • Label: KimStim »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 148 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 2022
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Chinese (Mandarin)


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Yao Hong-gui
  • Actor: Liu Long
  • Director: Huang Ji
  • Director: Ryuji Otsuka
  • Producer: Ryuji Otsuka
  • Producers: Ryuji Otsuka


Product Assets






In this haunting drama, a 20-year-old woman in China struggles to find her place in a country where she faces a series of impossible hurdles.

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20-year-old Lynn is told she needs English classes, flight attendant school, and a go getter-attitude. She perseveres along this path of upward mobility until she finds out she's pregnant. Indecisive and running out of time, she tells her boyfriend she's had an abortion and instead returns to her feuding parents and their failing clinic to try and figure out (if she can) what's next. Built from interviews with college women happy to invest in themselves, observations of a post-TikTok China, and their own lived experiences, STONEWALLING is perceptive with meticulous attention to detail. Returning with a now adult Yao Honggui (FOOLISH BIRD, EGG AND STONE) opposite the directors' own parents, husband-and-wife team Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka take a look at the new norms of gig-economy, grey markets, MLMs, and hustling in modern-day metropolitan China through the experiences of one ordinary young woman.


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Sales Points

  • Theatrically released, Selected Berlin, Toronto, and New York Film Festival. New York Times Critic's Pick
  • Hot Topic: addresses the limited options of unwanted pregnancy in China
  • For fans of Philomena, Citizen Ruth, and The Handmaid's Tale
  • Certified Fresh with a 93% Tomatometer Score on Rotten Tomatoes

Press Quotes

Few movies capture the surreal comedy and engulfing horror of the money-driven world as piercingly as 'Stonewalling.' A cool, quietly brilliant heartbreaker.

     —Manohla Dargis, New York Times

The quietly devastating 'Stonewalling' weighs the cost of a woman's sacrifice.

     —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

An engrossing and thoughtful, portrait of contemporary China.

     —Wendy Ide, Screen International

A filmic leap into life

     —Roger Ebert.com


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