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European-Chinese Couples: Michel and Qi

Intercultural couple: Michel from France and Qi from Beijing, China.

Intercultural couple: Michel from France and Qi from Beijing, China.

Michel is from France and Qi is from Beijing, China. They’re retired but live a dynamic and energetic life along the beautiful coastal area of Brittany, France. Their quirky and humorous personalities are expressed through Qi’s discovery of another culture and their close relationship with their children.


Life and love can be complicated, but for Michel and Qi, life and love can also be simple. This is not the typical French love film with the Eiffel Tower and sidewalk cafes, but a slice of an area of France few outside of Europe know about.

Most people go through life not analyzing their outlook on life. Qi spent most of her time learning a new language, a new culture,

and raising two teenage boys that she hardly has ever thought about her own life. During our interview, we asked her what was the one thing she was most proud of?” She thought and said, “to have found a man like him.” I think, at that moment, she realized what that meant to her; what Michel meant to her. The most important things in life are often not your career, but the people you spend your life with.

Michel and Qi, along with their children, with filming crew at a beach in France.

Intercultural couple: Michel from France and Qi from Beijing, China.

This is part of a series of short documentary films about real-life European-Chinese couples conceived and produced for the Delegation of the European Union to China. View the other featured short films below:

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Written by Jason Lee Wong

Jason Lee Wong is an American born Chinese filmmaker from California. He has works for ten years as a cinematographer in feature films, documentary, television, and commercials. EU-China Love Links is his directorial debut.

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