Having just won the International Federation of Film Critics prize in special presentations at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), film I Am Not Madame Bovary is getting a new release date.
At a press conference on Monday in Beijing, the film's mainland distributors announced that the film will be pulling out of the October National Day Holiday period to debut on November 18.
Directed by well-known director Feng Xiaogang, the film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mao Dun Literature Prize winner Liu Zhenyun.
The story focuses on a female villager named Li Xuelian who spends decades dealing with government bureaucracy in an attempt to bring a lawsuit against her ex-husband.
The reasons behind the scheduling change remain unclear at the moment. Some moviegoers have suggested that the film didn't pass China's strict censorship review, since the story involves some sensitive issues.
Chinese media is reporting that the change may lead to huge losses for the film as promotional material with the original release date can already be found in cinemas and public venues.
In addition to TIFF, the film was also nominated for the main competition section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain this year.