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Years later, despite his rebellion, Xiangyang has become an accomplished draughtsman. But he still dreams of escaping his father's clutches, having no idea how far his father will go to control his life.
Married and with a burgeoning career as a painter, the worst-ever conflict erupts as Xiangyang informs his parents that they have decided to abort their child. Suddenly, Xiangyang's father disappears. A frantic search finds a message: The time has come to do something for himself.
- Featurette: The Making of Sunflower
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Discovering one way to get out of painting, Xiangyang makes attempts to ruin his painting hand.
The film speaks to universal emotions, those of family, conflict between generations, parental yearnings, aging, a sense of a familiar world vanishing into modernity.
Then, director Zhang Yang suddenly jumps forward so that we see this boy as a young man -- falling in love with a beautiful Chinese ice skater.
A spectacular story. I use it in teaching Elementary Chinese as part of the cultural content of my course.Published 4 months ago by Dr. Christopher M. Minio
Set in Mao`s China, Zhang Yang`s "Sunflower" is a tender and touching family drama that spans five decades, from 1967 to 2000. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Roland E. Zwick