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Life On a String


China 1991, 103 minutes
Dir. Chen Kaige
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Classical Music

Topics: Peasantry.


Aroview: A richly poetic chronicle of a blind man who devotes himself to music. Like the director's subsequent FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE, some messages may be lost on Western audiences but the sumptuous images and spirit-lifting folk music transcend any cultural barrier.

NZ International Film Festival 1992

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