Dongdong de jiaqi (A Summer at Grandpa's) (1984)
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When their mother is forced to stay in the hospital for a prolonged period of time, 4 year-old Ting-Ting and her brother, 11 year-old Tung-Tung are taken by their uncle to spend the summer with their grandfather, who is a doctor in a small, rural town.
Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
Hou's relative invisibility serves the story, allowing the mood, pretty scenery, and accomplished naturalistic performances to take center stage.
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