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218 Ratings

Yellow Earth

Huang tu di

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, 1984
Drama, Musical


A communist soldier is sent to a remote region of China in order to collect folk songs. Staying with a peasant family (a widower with two small children), he discovers a community whose way of life is completely alien to him, but he gradually wins their trust…

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Yellow Earth Directed by Chen Kaige

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1985 | Winner: Silver Leopard

1985 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

BFI London Film Festival

1985 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

Hawaii International Film Festival

1985 | Winner: Best Narrative (East-West Center Award)

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