The Blue Kite

This harrowing tale of a family's struggle to survive in revolutionary China is told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, who witnesses first hand the cruelty of the class struggle. Banned by the Chinese authorities and ultimately resulting in the exile of filmmaker Tian.

Year: 1993
Genre: Foreign Language Films, Chinese Cinema, Film Festivals 1994, Best of the 1990s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: China
Director: Tian Zhuangzhuang
Starring: Lu Liping, Zhang Wenyao, Pu Quanxin
Duration: 138 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains coarse language.
Location in store: Foreign (China)



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