Director: Wang Bing. Producer: Sylvie Faguer, Mao Hui. Cinematographer: Huang Wenhai, Li Peifeng, Wang Bing. Editor: Adam Kerby, Wang Bing. Sound. Fu Kang. Cast: Sun Ying, Sun Zhen, Sun Fen, Sun Shunbao, Sun Xinliang.
Master documentarist Wang Bing turns his camera to the most invisible and disenfranchised among the Chinese population. In a remote village perched nearly 10,000 feet up in the Yunnan highlands, three sisters – Yingying (ten years old), Zhenzhen (six years old) and Fenfen (four years old) – are left to fend for themselves. Their mother is gone, their father works in a town reachable only after a long walk and a rickety bus ride. Day in and day out, the little girls collect peat to make fire, tend sheep, wash their own clothes at a water pump and perform all sorts of chores. In spite of their hard life and constant toil, the little girls are playful and very affectionate towards each other… until one day when their father comes home. – Bérénice Reynaud
Blu-ray, color, Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 153 min.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Billy Wilder Theater
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
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