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Our Farmland 

(Wo men de tian ye)

by Xie Fei

China

 

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Director : Xie Fei

Script : Pan Yuanliang

Cinematographer : Gu Changwei

Sound : Woody Mu

Music : Me Ding

Cast : Zhu Lijing, Xi Nan

Production : Youth Film Studio of Beijing Film Academy

Distribution : 
Yilisoo Films
23, rue de Richelieu - 75001 Paris
tél : +33 6 81 75 42 85
ke.ma@films.yilisoo.com
http://films.yilisoo.com

Year : 1983

HD, Color, 102 mn, OV madarin with french ST

 

 

In 1970, during the Cultural Revolution, a lot of young city-dwellers are sent into the country to be “re-educated”. Xi Nan, Qi Yue, Nin Yu, Qu Lin and Xiao Didi, five school-friends from Pekin, live together on the isolated farm of Bei da Huang. Soon, hard reality is going to put them to the test. Qi Yue,who believes in this new way of life, does not understand her parents who are against the Revolution. Xiao Didi, back from abroad, and with no news of his parents, loses the will to live. Nin Yu, finding the difficult living conditions unbearable on this rough farm, is ready to get married to someone she does not know so as to return to town. The Revolution lasts for a long time. Everyone is looking for a way out. Xiao Didi, injured while working, now limps. Xi Nan has returned to school to study but with no means of support. Qi Yue, the only one who believes in this new, rural lifestyle, dies in a fire. The title of the film Our Farmland is that of a song which they all loved as children.

The Cultural Revolution has made a disaster of their youth.

 

 

 

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