The Love Songs Of Tiedan
In a tiny village in Shanxi Province, the young boy Tiedan is in love with a beautiful woman named May who lives nearby. The members of her family are performers of a folk-singing style called Er-ren-tai, and they are forced to relocate when their art is banned under the Cultural Revolution. Many years pass and May returns to the village with her three gorgeous daughters in tow. A new story begins to unfold between the now grown-up Tiedan and May's daughters...
"The filmmaker eschews the fresco, remaining faithful to the spirit of the deliberately humble form of Er-ren-tai. He successfully blends sung sequences into Tiedan's love stories and takes an ethnographic look, not without humour, at his home region. The film chronicles the evolution of not only an art form but also a community's way of life."
Festival des 3 Continents
Cast: YE Lan, FENG Si, GE Xia
Screenplay: HAO Jie, GE Xia
Director of Photography: DU Pu
Film Editor: BAEK Seung Hoon
Composer: He Xiao
Production Designer: LI Cunwang
Producer: SUN Kui
Production Company: Beijing Yuanqi Cultural Development Co., Ltd
World Sales: Beijing Yuanqi Cultural Development Co., Ltd
Director: HAO Jie