(Chao Ji Nu Sheng)
Mandarin w/ English subtitles
SUPER, GIRLS! follows ten female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China's biggest television show.
The Chinese equivalent of "American Idol," the "Super Girls Singing Contest" spawned an unprecedented pop culture phenomenon. Drawing over 400 million viewers, the show's runaway popularity spurred the Chinese government to ban it after only two seasons.
The film provides unparalleled, intimate access into the contestants' lives over several months. Through candid interviews and footage of nail-biting auditions and competitions, SUPER, GIRLS! offers a fascinating look inside what the Chinese media have dubbed "the Lost Generation" and their startling takes on sexuality and success in the new China.
Cambridge Film Festival
Minneapolis Film Festival