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    Youth

    Directed by Feng Xiaogang
    China | 136 minutes | Modern Masters

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    Youth

    Directed by Feng Xiaogang
    China | 136 minutes | Modern Masters

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    Youth

    Directed by Feng Xiaogang
    China | 136 minutes | Modern Masters

Chinese box-office king Feng Xiaogang’s epic portrait of change is thoroughly engrossing and consummately moving. Chinese history from the mid-1970s to the mid-’90s is captured in the story of the People’s Liberation Army dance troupe and the tribulations of young female dancer Xiaoping (Miao Miao).

Schedule

January 6, 2018 4:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 10, 2018 10:00 AM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Chinese box-office king Feng Xiaogang’s latest is a thoroughly engrossing, coming-of-age melodrama.

It’s the mid-1970s and, while Mao’s Cultural Revolution may be on its last legs, the People’s Liberation Army dance troupe continues to recruit new performers and stage balletic odes to the communist way. Young dancer Xiaoping (Miao Miao) finds herself bullied by her peers because of her reactionary father’s banishment to a re-education camp. Fellow outcast in the troupe, Liu Feng, though kind and selfless, faces his own problems. But for both of them, the challenges of the dance troupe are nothing compared to the horrors of war, which they experience firsthand after leaving the troupe.

Feng’s historical drama traverses its story’s 20-year timespan with sweeping camerawork and the entertaining grace of a master dancer, painting an epic portrait of change that is equal parts heartbreak and nostalgia.

film details

Original Language Title: Fāng Huá
Country: China
Year: 2017
Running Time: 136 minutes
Language: Mandarin (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Producers: Zhonglei Wang, Zhongjun Wang, Yu Gong, Ge Song, Jianhong Qi, Fangjun Zhang
Principal Cast: Xuan Huang, Miao Miao, Chuxi Zhong, Caiyu Yang, Xiaofeng Li
Cinematographers: Pan Luo
Editor: Qi Zhang
Music: Lin Zhao, Xiaofei Dai
Screenwriter: Geling Yan

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