A film by Wang Xiaoshuai
115 minutes, fiction, color, Mandarin w/English subtitles, 2011
One of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) has created a moving coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution.
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Critic's Pick! "Luminous, intimate and lovely." - The New York Times
"A beautifully crafted, small gem of a film, reminiscent of Stand by Me." - This Week in New York
Critic's Pick! "A finely tuned, riveting drama." - New York Magazine
"By turns wistful, hopeful and even funny, balancing a momentous historical context with a stirring evocation of childhood, 11 Flowers is among Wang Xiaoshuai's finest films."
"Wang Xiaoshuai's latest masterpiece. The careful, observational beauty and depth of 11 Flowers puts it in the upper echelon of Wang's work. It might be his best film."
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