On May 17th, Art+ Shanghai Gallery held the screening of “China: Another Face”, a documentary shot by a famous French journalist Sylvie Levey. The screening was organized to facilitate a more profound discussion on the subjects of beauty and its perception raised by another talented French woman, an artist and photographer Corinne Mariaud in her solo exhibition at Art+ Shanghai Gallery “Fake i Real Me”.

“China: Another Face” tells incredible stories of young Chinese girls… and boys in their 20s and their fascination for plastic surgery. A 26-minute documentary, filmed at the famous Shanghai Hospital No. 9, was first aired by one of the French television channels FRANCE 3 in the program “Des Racines & des Ailes”.

Sylvie is a Sinologist and a free-lance consultant who dedicates most of her time to find opportunities to bridge China and the world. Based in China since 1999, she has lived in more than 25 different provinces. With the background of a journalist and filmmaker, Sylvie has directed a number of documentaries mainly focusing on social issues for French television channels France 2, France 3 and ARTE, among others. Many of her documentaries won various awards, and have been broadcasted in different languages all over the world.