NINGDU

By Lei LEI

ASIAN SHADOWS - CHINESE SHADOWS - as PROD

Historical - Development 2017

Amid China’s tumultuous political movements of the 1950’s and 60’s, the Lei family struggles to survive through the chaos. Political authorities become gods in the heavens, and the masses strive to show their commitment, as fantasy and realism blend together in this personal vision of history.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Historical, Fantasy, Animation
    • Countries
    • HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lei LEI
    • Writer(s)
    • Lei LEI
    • Synopsis
    • Lei Lei's grandfather, Lei, is telling his story. In the 1950s he is a young father of three, living in the city of Ningdu. Following the Chairman's call to learn from farmers, he is forced to go to the countryside and leave behind his sick wife and children. When his wife passes away, he has to go home, flying over frenzied masses and burning furnaces. But he can't stay nor can he take his kids. Heartbroken, he has to send them to child services, represented by a small bird cage. Time passes. Lei is now living with a new woman, Jin, and his children. But as a new revolution starts, the family is again in trouble. They become the target of violent political critics, undergoing a re-education process, locked in a stall to make up for their past. While Jin, Lei and his young son, Little Lei, are sent to a faraway village, the daughters must cut ties with the family. Once again the family has to face separation and suffering...
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