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Yi zhi you dao hai shui bian lan ()


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Filmmaker Jia Zhangke chronicles his local literature festival in Shanxi, China which includes a multi-generational roster of the country's most esteemed writers.

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Huifang Duan ...
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Liang Hong ...
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Yu Hua ...
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Pingwa Jia ...
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Zhangke Jia

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Zhangke Jia ... ()
 
Jiahuan Wan ... ()

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Tao Zhao ... producer

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Nelson Lik-wai Yu

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Prominent Chinese writers and scholars gather in a village in Shanxi, a province of China and the hometown of Jia Zhang-Ke. This starts an 18-chapter symphony about Chinese society since 1949. Narrated by three important novelists born in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s respectively, telling their own stories with literature and reality, the film weaves a 70-year spiritual history of the Chinese people.

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Also Known As
  • Yi ge cun zhuang de wen xue (China, Mandarin title)
  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (World-wide, English title)
  • So Close My Land
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  • 112 min
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