Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise
The little Chinese seamstress
- Dai Sijie
- China, France
- Daï Sijie / Nadine Perront
- Xun Zhou / Chen Kun / Lui Ye / Shuangbao Wang / Zhijun Cong / Hong Wei Wang
- Les Films de la Suane / France 3 Cinéma / Le Film
At the beginning of the 70s, China is still under the yoke of the Cultural Revolution. One of Mao’s policies is the re-education of “intellectuals”. They are sent out to work alongside farmers so as to experience the hard reality of life. Luo and Ma are the sons of intellectuals belonging to the medical and scientific professions. They are therefore considered “enemies of the people” by the Communist party and are sent to an isolated region in the Middle Empire.