Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian)
Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian) (2010)

A teenage girl sent to the country for reeducation during China's Cultural Revolution in the 1970s begins a romance with a young man working on a geological survey, but their relationship could get them both in trouble.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 16, 2010
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Russell Edwards

[Zhang Yimou] delivers between flashy epics, this tender, understated romancer touches the heart with a disarming, almost stealthy sweetness.

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

Zhang skillfully tells an emotionally compelling love story that focuses on the deep injustices of the Cultural Revolution era. It's probably his most emotionally resonant film since To Live.

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

While it's a minor work from Zhang I still enjoyed it.

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Carlos Magalh„es
A beautiful and heartbreaking film that features an exquisite cinematography and is tremendously sensitive without being sentimental - mainly because its two… More