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“This film is a jewel of the Orient!”

— Lesa Babb, BLINC Media

Growing up fast in 1930s Shanghai, the “Paris of the Orient,” Virginia Lumsdaine McCutcheon was imprisoned by the Japanese in WWII at Lunghwa camp.

Her memory sharp as shrapnel, Virginia, 92, unveils a provocative, deeply personal story of love, loss, art and the art of survival in this portrait documentary.

Festival News

Two wins for My Shanghai

Sept 28, 2014  Moondance International Film Festival  recognized My Shanghai with two awards at its 15th annual event in Boulder, Colorado. We’re so happy to have won these categories —

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COLUMBINE AWARD, to honor a film which reflects non-violent conflict resolution or alternatives to violence.

FILM SCORE SEA AWARD, to honor the fantastic original score composed by Jonathan Geer.

Thank you, Moondance!



Virginia Lumsdaine McCutcheon