Mulberry Child
Mulberry Child (2012)

Seeking a better life for herself and her daughter, Lisa, Jian Ping left China in 1986 to pursue graduate studies in the U.S. She left behind her parents, former senior government officials, but not the memory of their shattered lives.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 2012
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Moving between a present-day mother-daughter clash of values and a personal history of life under Mao's regime, her docudrama is an awkward mix.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There's a universal story here about immigrant parents and children, and how American culture can swamp family traditions, and make parents and children culturally unrecognizable to one another.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

The film's subject matter is epochal, its delivery less so.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Sporadically intriguing and poignant, yet meandering and incomplete. It caters more to the heart than to the mind.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

[Its] poignancy is lessened by its awkward formal devices.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This documentary about a Chinese mother-daughter relationship veers uncertainly from family drama to an overall survey of Communism's rise and devastating human effect.

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