The Blue Kite is a film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang in 1993. Though banned by the Chinese government upon its completion, the film soon found a receptive international audience. 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.
The film will be shown with English subtitles.
Where: The Ensemble Room in the Sidney Frank Center on the campus of the Norwich Free Academy (NFA).
When: The film begins at 7:00pm
Cost: $5 suggested donation per family