- Original title
Tian yu (Xiu Xiu)
- Running time
- 99 min.
Yan Geling, Joan Chen (Novel: Yan Geling)
Co-production China-USA-Hong Kong; Good Machine / Whispering Steppes
Drama | Chinese Cultural Revolution. 1970s
- Synopsis / Plot
- Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to the country side was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later she's sent even further to the more remote spot with a Tibetan saddle tramp Lao Jin to learn horse herding. There Xiu Xiu falls in love with a man who promises to talk to an official and get her back home.
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best First Feature
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