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Spring Sparrow

Spring Sparrow

In 1982, China begins its modernization. Farmers are allowed to sell their crops in the city: the rural exodus starts. Qun, a young man from Hebei Province, dreams of a better future.

Language
  • Mandarin
  • Chinese
Runtime
87
Production Year
2019
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • China
Casts
Shujie Wu, Xinglin Li, Hongyang Ji, Zilong Yang, Shaoqian Luo, Gang Xue, Dongping Ma, Jiali Wang
Production Company
Demain films
Premier Status
World Premiere

Crew List

Director
Jingxiang Li
Screenwriter
Jingxiang Li
Producer
Li Guotian, Jingxiang Li
DOP / Camera
Enzo Riedinger
Editor
Enzo Riedinger, Jingxiang Li
Music
Henri Tournier, Marc Hansmann
Sound
Benjamin Lhotellier
Production Designer
none none

Director/s

Jingxiang Li
Jingxiang Li
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Mehrzad Danesh
Mehrzad Danesh

In 1982, China begins its modernization. Farmers are allowed to sell their crops in the city and the rural exodus starts. Qun, a young man from Hebei Province, dreams of a better future. Admitted to the University, he rides his bike to Beijing with three friends to pay for his studies. From peasant to merchant the road is long, the confrontation with the city and the filial thoughts make a young man grow. Spring Sparrowset inthe early 1980s, when China faces new social and economic development and as a result rural farmers come to cities to sell their agricultural products. The atmosphere prepares a context for the film directorto review maturity and independence for the leading role through a simple story and without any complexity and dramatic features. The main feature of the film is simplicity, and all issues are dealt with before turning into drama.The filmmakerhas optimistic view of the characters and environment, even the bad-tempered father who gambles turns intoa happy camper at theend.


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