Three Sisters (San Zimei)
- France/Hong Kong
- 153 min
- Directed by: Bing Wang
- Language: Mandarin
Three young sisters grow up without much parental interference in this quiet film about childhood resilience.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
The resilience of childhood amid extreme poverty.
In a remote mountain village in Yunnan province, the youngest members of a multi-generational peasant farming family, sisters aged ten, six, and four, grow up. Their mother has abandoned them; the father is away for long periods for work; the little girls spend their days playing and helping with chores. An intimate and quiet masterpiece of observational filmmaking.
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Reviews & features
Three Sisters16 Jul 2013
An unrelenting documentary from great Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing
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