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The Red Awn

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Year of participation 2008
Program Feature Competition

The Red Awn
Producer(s) Xiudong Li
Director(s) Shangjun Cai
Script Xiaobai Gu, Shangjun Cai, Rui Feng
Director of Photography Chengyu Li, Hao Chen
Production designer Zhang Dajun
Music by Huang Zhenyu, Don Wei
Sound Xia Xin
Edit Zhou Ying
Cast Anlian Yao, Yulai Lu, Huang Lu, Junhui Shi, Wang Hong
Production company(-ies) Wan Ji Communications & Production Co. Xiu Dong Hao Ye Investment & Consulting Ltd
 

Synopsis

The film describes the conflict and reconciliation between father and son. The father, Soonghai, abandoned his family to go to the city, only to return 5 years later. His son Yongtao, now 17 years old, refuses to accept him back. However, while harvesting rice together with a rented red combine, Yongtao slowly opens his heart to him. Then he learns the real reason why his father left and comes to understand him, even though it is still difficult to share his thoughts. Understanding his father is also a process of growing up for Yongtao. Frequently time settles the problems in human relationships.

Awards
FIPRESCI Award (Pusan IFF 2007)

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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