The Blue Kite (Lan feng zheng)

1993

The Blue Kite (Lan feng zheng)

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This film documents the turbulent and often life-threatening years of China's Cultural Revolution through the eyes of one family, positing the necessity of perseverance in the face of intense adversity.

Cast

Liping Lu
as Chen Shujuan
Quanxin Pu
as Lin Shaolong
Li Xuejian
as Li Guodong
Chen Xiaomen
as Tietou as a teenager
Ping Zhong
as Chen Shusheng
Quanzhong Chu
as Chen Shuyan
Zhang Hong
as Zhu Ying
Yi Tian
as Tietou as an Infant
Wenyao Zhang
as Tietou as a child
Tian Yi
as Tietou as an infant
Xiaoman Chen
as Tietou as a Teenager
Liu Yanjin
as Shujuan's Mother
Li Bin
as Grandmother
Li Bin
as Granny
Zhong Lu
as Mrs. Lan
Zhang Lu
as Mrs. Lan
Donglin Guo
as Liu Yunwei
Wu Shumin
as Street Committee Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Kite (Lan feng zheng)

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Audience Reviews for The Blue Kite (Lan feng zheng)

  • Nov 12, 2011
    I'm convinced God was the one that allowed this film to remain in existence and hit territories overseas. It hits a harsh reality without the necessity of being scandalous, thus the exaggerate reaction by the remnants of the regime in the 90s. Powerful drama almost climbing up to an epic scale, <i>Lan Feng Zheng</i> is a gorgeous symbol of hope and the power of family. "I'll make you another blue kite." 97/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2010
    Chinese movie The Blue Kite was the story of Tietou, a boy born in Beijing in 1953. He narrated the movie following him and his family through the turbulent times in China in the beginning of The Cultural Revolution.The movie focused on the family and how they were affected by the political changes that time.I must say my knowledge of Chinese history lacked and so I was confused by what was happening to the family members. The backbone of the movie was the relationship between Tietou and his mother, and their courage in facing hard times. What seemed like safe behavior at one time was consider a cause for arrest at others. This may have been one of the main points, but I did not understand the reasons.The acting was at it finest and real, the ending will rip your heart out.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2009
    Although THE BLUE KITE is filled with political complications and depressive situations, this film is really worth seeing. First, because it wasn't banned from China for a simple reason. Second, the actors are captivating, especially the young boy. Do not skip this film just because of the title! There is so much more meaning to the kite.
    Linda K Super Reviewer

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