30.09. - 09.10.2021

Blue Sky Bones China 2013 | 100 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Cui Jian

Cui Jian (1961) is one of China's best-known rock musicians. In 1989, his songs became the hymns of the protest movement in Tian'anmen Square and he himself was named persona non grata. Later, he wrote film music and worked as an actor. Blue Sky Bones* is his second feature film.

rated for 0 + years
At the peak of the Cultural Revolution, driver Zhenquing, one of the party faithful, meets Yanping, a young music student. She, however, is far more interested in a fellow student and Western music than in him. Both are fateful attractions. She ends up married to Zhenquing. 30 years later, their son tries to get the money together for a cancer treatment for his father. The magical pictures of legendary cameraman Christopher Doyle create a playful portrait of different generations that is also an obituary for China's lost generation condemned to silence by Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Original title: Lanse gutou
Film type: Fiction Feature
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Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Cui Jian
Screenplay: Cui Jian
Cast: Ni Hongjie, Zhao Youliang, Yin Fang, Lei Han, Tao Ye
Producer: Wang Qiuyang, YoYo, Zhao Xuehua
Director of Photography: Christopher Doyle
Music: Cui Jian
Production Design: Liu Qing
Editor: Zhou Xinxia, Xiao Zhan
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
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Production: Beijing Antaeus Film Co.Ltd.
Contact: Qi Kang:


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