Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Movie of the Week: Xiu Xiu the Sent Down Girl

Sometimes communism dosen't kill people in violent revoutions. Sometimes it kills them by slowly crushing their sprits and dreams to dust until there is nothing left. That's Xiu Xiu the Sent Down Girl. This film takes place during one of the sad chapters in China's Cultural revolution known as the Down to the Countryside Movement, when a whole generation of children were sent out from the eastern cites to live and work in the western countryside. It is a tragic motion picture with tragic characters but it's a very affecting film.

(note: the music is not from the film)


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