China Love Still
A still from director-producer Olivia Martin-McGuire’s documentary, ‘China Love.’

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.

For more information on ‘China Love,’ visit the documentary’s official website, Facebook page and page on the DOC NYC website.

ShockYa's Exclusive 'China Love' Clip
ShockYa's Exclusive 'China Love' Clip

ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from director-producer Olivia Martin-McGuire's documentary, 'China Love.'

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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