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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Little Chinese Seamstress Ye Liu The film explores the themes of youth, love, and freedom in those dark times in China. Residents balzwc the small farming village are delighted by the stories the two teenagers retell from classic literature and movies that they have seen.

Balzac e a costureirinha chinesa

Luo later becomes a professor in a dental institute in Shanghaiwhile Ma moves to France and becomes a professional violinist. The Aquaman star shares why this vengeful villain is a fan favorite.

Views Read Edit View history. A West Lake Moment A film based on his novel directed by Dai was released in One day, however, the Little Seamstress, now completely changed by the new ideas Luo and Ma have introduced her to, abruptly decides to leave the village to seek out “a new life,” despite pleas from her grandfather and Luo.

The pair find a solution and turn the drill “slowly Luo and the narrator meet Four-Eyes, the son of a poet, who is also being re-educated. But her favourite turns out to be Balzac. The film is set in a period between andduring the later stage of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

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It has been noted that Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress deals with cultural superiority and balance between varying cultural influences. Jeff Zaleski of Publishers Weekly said that the novel “emphasize[s] the power of literature to free the mind. Dai Sijie’s own experiences during this time period helped to produce the novel. Audible Download Audio Books. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.


Luo’s father turns out to be a dentist who had once fitted a false tooth for Chiang Kai-shekwhile Ma’s father is a doctor.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kit breaks up with superstar Tracy after being with her for 5 years and moves out to live in a place called Yau Ma Tei.

One day, a young girl, granddaughter of a tailor from the neighbouring village and known to everyone as the Little Seamstress Zhou Xuncomes by with her grandfather to listen to Ma play violin.

The novel won five French literary prizes. The message I get which may not be the one intended by the director is that no matter under what circumstances, youthfulness will prevail. Luo comes back to the village three months after this unexpected event. Although he is succeeding in re-education, he is also hiding a secret set of foreign novels that are forbidden by Chinese law.

This one is delightfully light, at times quite funny, but not trivial. The film ends with a news clip of the flooded towns and villages and a scene of the three, back to their youth years, also submerged in water. Director of the Commune Qing-yun Fan Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the presence of the beautiful local young women are the only pleasant things in their miserable life.


Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Start your free trial. They both fell in love with a beautiful local girl, granddaughter of an old tailor and known to everyone as the Little Seamstress. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same title by Dai, the film revolves around two young Chinese boys of bourgeois background who were sent to a remote village in Sichuan province for three years of re-education during the Cultural Revolution.

Trivia Filming was allowed in China after seven months negotiations with the authorities, but any projection on Chinese territory was banned. Chen Kun, the third of the trio, put up an equally sparkling performance. Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise is a semi- autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijieand published in in French and in English in A vast majority of the characters in the narrative have ” epithets rather than names”, [6] adding to the relaxed writing style of the novel.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate The Chief also examines the boys’ luggage and burns a cookbook, which he claims to be bourgeois.

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