Little Red Flowers- -
Liang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the kindergarten appears rich and colourful, made up of a variety of cheerfully sunny rituals and games meant to train these children to be good members of society.
Liang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will.
Little Red Flowers (Chinese: 看上去很美; pinyin: Kàn shàng qù hén měi) is a 2006 Chinese film directed by Zhang Yuan. The film was a co-production between China’s Beijing Century Good-Tidings Cultural Development Company LTD and Italy’s Downtown Pictures. The Dutch company, Fortissimo Films handled worldwide sales.
The film, based on author Wang Shuo’s semi-autobiographical novel, Could Be Beautiful, follows a young four-year-old boy, Fang Qiang Qiang, at a kindergarten boarding school. Deposited into a world that demands conformity (rewarded by the titular little red flowers), Qiang suffers for his bullying.
The film is Zhang’s second adaptation of a novel by Wang, after 2003’s I Love You.
Little Red Flowers has premiered at several international film festivals. It premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival on February 15, 2006, as part of the Panorama series. In Berlin, it won the C.I.C.A.E. Award. The film also premiered at other major festivals including Sundance (as part of the World Cinema competition), and Cannes where it was in-competition.
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