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