Oct 28, 2010
Directed by Zhang Chi
Rated Not Rated, 98 min. - subtitled
Part of the Global Lens Series
In a poor mining town in western China, the stories of a father and his two children intersect and intertwine, illuminating complicated relationships hidden beneath the community?s hardened exterior. Accused of an affair with her manager, the attractive daughter of the household finds herself spurned by her boyfriend and forced to accept an arranged marriage. Her brother dreams of being a singer, but after an unforeseen stint in prison, reluctantly heads into the mines like his father, who spends his days searching for the wife who left him many years ago. Writer-director Zhang Chi?s wise and poetic debut delicately expresses the turmoil of emotion and expectation wrought by a calloused and difficult existence.
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