The Nightingale (2013)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Family

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The story of an elderly man and his granddaughter who walk together through China with a bird in a cage.

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Philippe Muyl


Philippe Muyl

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19 May 2014 | anji2
| Incredibly sweet blend of fast and slow China
I saw this film at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and I really enjoyed the story as well as the views of rural and village China. I travel in China myself by long distance bus and (not speed) train, the portrayal seemed very genuine and sincere as well as the scenes of village life. The shots of the environment were breathtaking and the exploration of the value of being "unplugged" and connected to family and roots was just beautiful. I did find it interesting that they translated "QQ" to "Skype"... I understand why but... I suppose there wasn't a better option. Anyway, I would highly recommend this film for anyone who is a lover of travel within China or is interested modern Chinese culture and scenery. The vocabulary is great for those learning Mandarin, too.

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Release Date:

6 November 2015



Country of Origin

China, France

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