Film: The Blue Kite- Oct 16

The Blue Kite (1993)blue kite

Wednesday, October 16 : 6:30pm in E Auditorium
Santa Fe College

Genre: Drama
: Tian Zhuangzhuang
Running time: 140 min
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Awards: Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival 1993, and Best Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival 1993

The story is narrated from the perspective of Tietou, a young boy who grew  up in Beijing in the 1950’s and 1960’s during the height of Mao Zedong’s reign. The film highlights the experiences of everyday Chinese who lived through the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

See a trailer here


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