Set in Huang Ji’s home village in rural Hunan, Egg and Stone is a powerful autobiographical portrait of a 14-year-old girl’s attempts to come to terms with her emerging sexual maturity. Alone with inchoate fears and desires, she grapples with a terrifying world of sexual awakening and dange
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EGG AND STONE é tão simples como um ovo, tão poderoso como uma pedra. Extremamente sincero e duro. Uma narrativa que flerta com o cinema de Jia Zhang-ke. Um tema que remonta ao cinema de Cristian Mungiu. Não à toa, levou o Tigre de Ouro no Festival de Rotterdam.
I loved the stationary camera and the use of sound through out the film. Especially the scenes where the person enters and leaves the shot but the camera stays and we are able to listen as they continue on.
A more fitting title: "Girl really wants her period, eventually gets it." The actual "story" takes about ten minutes, and the majority of the film is comprised of long, slow shots of absolutely nothing -as many foreign directors are oft want to do. Waste your time on anything else -reruns of The Office, perhaps?- you'll be happier.