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The Blue Kite(Movie, 1993)

Original title: "蓝风筝" (Chinese (Mandarin)/ZH)
2h 20min | Genres: Drama, History
The Blue KiteRating: 3.6/5 (with 1414 votes)
The Blue Kite (simplified Chinese: 蓝风筝; traditional Chinese: 藍風箏; pinyin: Lán fēngzheng) is a 1993 drama film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. Though banned by the Chinese government upon its completion (along with a ten-year ban on filmmaking imposed on Tian), the film soon found a receptive international audience. Along with Zhang Yimou's To Live and Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine, The Blue Kite serves as one of the quintessential examples of China's Fifth Generation filmmaking, and in particular reveals the impact the various political movements, including Anti-Rightist Movement and Cultural Revolution, had upon directors who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. The film won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and Best Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival, both in 1993. ()
Movie poster of The Blue Kite

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Awards & Nominations for The Blue Kite

Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film

About The Blue Kite

The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.


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Trailer for The Blue Kite + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

青い凧 ( 蓝风筝 The Blue Kite ) プロモ(Trailer, 1:30)

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Additional Information

Production countries: People's Republic of China, Hong Kong
Plays in: Beijing
Original language: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Spoken languages: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Translated into 14 languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Japanese (JA), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/25/1994 (World premiere: 09/12/1993)
Cast: Zhang Lu, Li Xuejian, Lü Liping, Pu Cunxin, Guo Donglin
Director: Tian Zhuangzhuang
Director of Photography: Hou Yong
Composer: Otomo Yoshihide
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Lan feng zheng"
"Lán fēngzheng"
"藍風箏"
"La cometa azul"
"青い凧"

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