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The Blue Kite


Tian Zhuangzhuang, a charter member of China's politically beleaguered, so-called Fifth Generation of Directors (along with [[Feature~V26642~Ju Dou~judou]]'s [[Performer~P117624~Zhang Yimou~zhangyimou]]), made this film about the gradual disintegration of an entire family targeted by Mao's political reformation movements of the '50s and '60s. Told in a series of three stories, the audience sees the little boy Tietou and his mother try and try again to rebuild their lives from the ashes left them by the...more