"The Blue Kite"
Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang
Banned by the Chinese
government, The Blue Kite provides a unique window into
contemporary Chinese life and politics. During the Cultural Revolution in
China, a man called Teitou, his family and his friends all experienced the
political and social upheavals that shook a continent. This scathing
indictment of life under Chairman Mao was banned along with the filmmaker.
Mandarin with English subtitles. 138 minutes.