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Song of China
(Tian Lun)

by FEI Mu & LUO Mingyu

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Song of China is a story of filial piety spanning several generations of the Yu family. The dying grandfather gathers around him his son, his daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. He tasks his son with looking after the inheritance and transmitting the family values.

Of the films made by Fei Mu – one of the greatest Chinese filmmakers – very few remain. He shot no more then sixteen, a good half of which have since been lost. The surviving forty-five wonderful minutes of Song of China (co-directed with Luo Mingyou) reveal a filmmaker of immense talent: his camera, contained and delicate, is attentive to rituals, everyday gestures of eating, festivity and words.

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  • Titre français
    Song of China
  • Original title
    Tian Lun
  • Photo
    Wang Shao-fen
  • Musique
    Wang Tze
  • Interprétation
    Lam Cho-cho, Shang Kwah-Wu, Chen Yanyan
  • Producteur délégué
    Luo Mingyu
  • Ventes internationales
    China Film Archive
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    1:37

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