Sunflower (2005)

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Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and ... See full summary »


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8 March 2006 | ahua217
| A Story About Father And Son
To every son,father plays an important role in his life. To every father,son is his hope and imagine. When the father lost his own dream of drawing,he placed the unfinished dream to his son,with the faith that it's good for the son.However,the son didn't understand the father's doing.He was prevented from playing with his young fellow,and since then,it's hard to drop the hateness to the force from his father.

The huge changes of the China society is clearly expressed throughout the movie.Every Chinese family was developing contemporarily.The father and the son were growing up as well.But the relationship between the father and his son,is still complicated.The love is always companioned with pain.Maybe everybody has a similar experience with this.

It is said that the inspiration of the movie at first come from a letter from the director's father.The letter used to make the director and all the crew cry.Watching the movie,I could appreciate the sincere heart of the director,especially during the portray of the childhood.

The movie was both opened and ended with sunflowers,which,I think ,may mean the forever beautiful bless from the father to his son,his blood-linked imagine.The feeling of watching the movie,is just like that of browsing old pictures in a family album. Those memories are sweet as well as sad.When everybody understand each other,the parents' hair has become white,and the old architecture has been broken up.

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Release Date:

17 August 2007


Mandarin, English

Country of Origin

Hong Kong, China, Netherlands

Filming Locations

Beijing, China

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,195 19 August 2007

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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