The Blue Kite (Lan feng zheng)
The Blue Kite (Lan feng zheng) (1993)

This film documents the turbulent and often life-threatening years of China's Cultural Revolution through the eyes of one family, positing the necessity of perseverance in the face of intense adversity.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 2, 1993
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2003
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The power of his film comes from its resolutely human focus.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It is surprising that this film got out of the repressive clutches of China. Lu Liping gave a tremendous portrayal of motherhood.

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Daisy Maduro
Chinese movie The Blue Kite was the story of Tietou, a boy born in Beijing in 1953. He narrated the movie following him and his family through the turbulent… More
Linda K. T.
Although THE BLUE KITE is filled with political complications and depressive situations, this film is really worth seeing. First, because it wasn't banned… More