Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

5 03 2017


March 10th:

“Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” 7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

Genre: Romance / Drama

Director: Sijie Dai
Runtime: 110 mins (subtitles)

China 2002
Cert: 12A
Starring: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu.


During the Cultural Revolution two ‘bourgeois’ students, Ma and Lou, are sent for a Maoist re-education into the mountains.

There they fall in love with the village tailor’s grand-daughter. Using a cache of forbidden books of European literature left by a previous student they set about to woo her and educate her. They start a journey that takes all three into a new world. Based on

Sijie Dai’s semi -biographical novel of the same name.




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