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132 Ratings

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Xiao cai feng

Directed by Dai Sijie
China, France, 2002
Drama, Romance


Set in China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s, the story follows Luo (Chen Kun) and Ma (Liu Ye), two young men from the city who are sent to a mountain village for a re-education in Maoist principles.

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Directed by Dai Sijie

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2005 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

Golden Globes (USA)

2003 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film



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