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Untitled Mistress Dispeller Project

  • Elizabeth Lo, Director
  • Emma D. Miller, Producer
  • Elizabeth Lo; Co-Producer: Maggie Li, Producer

During dinner, Mistress Dispeller wears a beige coat and sits between a married couple and leans toward the husband as she speaks.

About the Project

Teacher Wang works as a “mistress dispeller” in China, hired to maintain the bounds of marriage — and break up affairs — by any means necessary. UNTITLED MISTRESS DISPELLER PROJECT follows a single case of infidelity as Teacher Wang attempts to bring a couple back from the edge of crisis, offering strikingly intimate access to private lives usually hidden behind closed doors. The film will shift our sympathies between husband, wife, and mistress to explore the ways class, capital, and cultural norms collide to shape romantic relationships in contemporary China.