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Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl


Actress [[Performer~P12632~Joan Chen~joanchen]] makes her directorial debut with this bleak tale, adapted from the award-winning novella "Tian Yu" by Shanghai writer Yan Geling, about the loss of innocence during Mao Zedong's brutal Cultural Revolution. Precocious Wen Xiu (16-year-old [[Performer~P236573~Lu Lu~lulu]]), playfully called Xiu Xiu by her friends, finds herself one of millions of Chinese teenagers sent to the hinterlands to receive specialized training during the early 1970s. She is taken...more