Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is part of The Empire DVD Collection
Based on the best-selling novel set during China's cultural revolution, this acclaimed film is about two young men, university students, who are sent to a remote mountain village for a Maoist re-education, to purge them of their decadent Western education. Amid the back-breaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the local beauties are the only respite from their miserable life. But none compare to the granddaughter of the region’s tailor. With a secret cache of forbidden books, they set about to woo her.
Starring Zhou Xun (周迅), Liu Ye (劉燁), Chen Kun (陳坤).
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION: Best Foreign Film
"Breath-taking, funny, erotic and altogether bewitching!"- Elle Magazine
"A jewel of a movie!"
- Washington Post
"Sweet, funny, sad and profound!" - San Francisco Chronicle
"Exquisite! A love song to great literature." - Los Angeles Times
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
- Director’s Bio
- Photo Gallery
Running Time: 111 minutes
Language: Mandarin w/English subtitles