Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian) (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian) (2010)

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Movie Info

A teenage girl sent to the country for reeducation during China's Cultural Revolution in the 1970s begins a romance with a young man working on a geological survey, but their relationship could get them both in trouble.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Beijing New Picture Film Company

Cast

Dongyu Zhou
as Jing Zhang
Shawn Dou
as Sun Jianxin
Li Xuejian
as Village Head Zhang

Critic Reviews for Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

[Zhang Yimou] delivers between flashy epics, this tender, understated romancer touches the heart with a disarming, almost stealthy sweetness.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Zhang skillfully tells an emotionally compelling love story that focuses on the deep injustices of the Cultural Revolution era. It's probably his most emotionally resonant film since To Live.

Full Review… | March 22, 2016
Jerusalem Post

While it's a minor work from Zhang I still enjoyed it.

Full Review… | August 13, 2011
Cinema Autopsy

Audience Reviews for Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian)

½

A beautiful, heartbreaking story that features an exquisite cinematography and is tremendously sensitive without being sentimental - mainly because its two leads have a fantastic chemistry together and make us deeply care about their characters and wish to see their happiness.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Innocent & refreshing. Only similar stories have been watching hundreds time, including way much touching & better made ones already.

WS Wu
WS Wu

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