China, France | 2011 | Wang Xiaoshuai
In this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama set during the waning days of China’s Cultural Revolution, a young rural boy befriends an accused murderer hiding in the woods. From the director of Beijing Bicycle. ‘[A] bittersweet evocation of Chinese provincial life during the repressive ‘70s…Reminiscent of film adaptations of Marcel Pagnol’s novels…Reassuringly humanist.” –The Hollywood Reporter.
Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 35mm. 110 min.
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