Sunflower

When 11 Oct 2011
6:30PM - 8:45PM
Where China Institute
125 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
United States
Enquiry 212 744 8181

Zhang Yang, Sunflower, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and China Institute

October 11 2011, 6:30-8:45pm

Press Release:

In conjunction with China Institute’s exhibition, Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974–1985, Sinomathèque is proud to present Sunflower, the moving tale of a family after the father’s return from a re-education camp during the Cultural Revolution. The father, an artist, is no longer able to work in his previous profession due to his injured hands and instead he places all of his hopes on cultivating the artistic talents of his son. While the son eventually follows in his father’s footsteps becoming an artist himself, he carries a great deal of resentment towards him, creating a tense relationship between the two. The film broken into three parts, depicts the interaction between the family members, as the son transitions into adulthood.

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