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The Gracefully Dancing Girl

OT: Pian Pian Qi Wu De Gu Niang

Hang Zhu // People's Republic of China, 2014
Fiction Feature // FF2015



During the soaring economic and social optimism in China at the end of the 1990s, five pupils finish their schooling in the provinces. Their plans for the future are in part vague and dreamy, in part concrete and with clear aims: should they go to university or stay in their villages, live out their artistic ambitions or earn money, follow the wishes of their parents or those in their hearts? In his debut feature, Zhu Hang has made an allegorical coming-of-age story, which interweaves the romantic possibilities involved in growing up with surreal sequences and in the end creates a memorial to those who fell by the wayside. This film is part of the special series “Chinese Independent Cinema”.



Pian Pian Qi Wu De Gu Niang

Fiction Feature


Asia Express//FF2015

People's Republic of China


108 min

OV with English subtitles

Hang Zhu

Hang Zhu

Wei Wei

Yu Hanzheng

Zhu Hang

Bingkun Xu

Shi Shaochun

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