- Original title
- Running time
- 93 min.
Changwei Gu, Lun Yang
Co-production China-Japan; China Film Co-Production Corporation / Tokuma Shoten / Xi'an Film Studio
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Small Town Life (Non-North American). 1920s
- Synopsis / Plot
- A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed in glowing technicolour, this tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Seminci: Golden Spike: Best Movie
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1990: Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo - Best Movie
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