Blossom with tears /
a film by Jin Huaqing.
Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, [2017]
"Children studying at the Wuqiao Acrobatics School in China are completely aware of what their parents expect of them. They have been enrolled at an early age, live in this boarding school and must succeed, no matter what it costs. However, not all the children blossom, not all of them become stars. Xiang was forced by his father to enter the school, because he thought his child was not smart enough to study books. But Xiang has a problem; he does not have the same flexibility as his teammates who blame him for his mistakes and want him to change teams because they fear they will not be selected. Yuan is a member of the female team of Plate Spinning. Yuan lives day by day with unbearable responsibility. She fears that, if she fails, she would work in the fields for the rest of her life." -- Container.
"Today, communist ideals are thrown over board, one by one. They are replaced with a strange mixture of ultra-liberal recipes and Chinese solidarity, the ideology of which is yet to be written. This is the backdrop for an outstanding collection of compelling documentaries by Chinese filmmakers that tell us about the joys and sorrows, the highs and lows, the dreams and the deceptions of ordinary Chinese people." -- Container.
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In Chinese, with subtitles in English.
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