Contemporary engaged couples in China are now putting on the ultimate display of romance, status and wealth as they embark on their quest for the perfect photos. Their fantasy rides of glitz, excess, glamour and love are being highlighted in the new documentary, ‘China Love,’ which was directed and produced by Australian filmmaker, Olivia Martin-McGuire. In honor of the movie premiering in the U.S. this Friday, November 9 at 7:45pm ET at Cinepolis Chelsea in Manhattan, as part of DOC NYC, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the documentary.
‘China Love’ takes viewers on a billion-dollar ride of fantasy, and explores contemporary China through the window of the pre-wedding photography industry. A must for any newly engaged Chinese couple is the pre-wedding photo shoot. The film is a feature length observational documentary, which takes viewers on a trip through modern-day Shanghai, and follows couples on their crazed quest for the perfect photos. The Chinese and Australian participants navigate love, weddings and family in the lead up to the most important ritual of Chinese society – getting married.