A Girl from Hunan (1987)

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China, 1900. Xiaoxiao, a girl of about 12, comes to a mountain village for an arranged marriage with a two-year-old boy, Chunguan. Strict clan rules govern all behaviors. She becomes her ... See full summary »


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15 May 2003 | karenz
| Beautiful imagery compliments a very human story.
I ran across this movie late at night on the Independent Film Channel and was utterly under its sway within minutes. The story of the young girl/woman who spends her youth as a caretaker for her future husband is heartbreaking. The cyclical nature of cultural traditions is explored in a very straightforward manner, but the beautiful, static scenes puntuating the different acts of the movie are a wonderfully poetic touch.

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3 November 1990



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