Keswick Film Club - Not One Less

Sunday 12th November 5:30 PM

Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao)

Director: Yimou Zhang Country: China
Cert: U Year: 1999 Length: 106 mins Language: Mandarin Chinese
Not One Less


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Yimou Zhang (Raise the Red Lantern) continues on a fine form with this great film, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice 1999. It is simple, moving and universal (has been compared to David Lynch's The Straight Story and De Sica's Bicycle Thieves), and tells the tale of a 13-year old girl (Wei) entrusted with the task of keeping all 28 pupils (not one less) at their studies in the absence of their teacher, Gao. When troublemaker Zhang Huike runs off to the City, Wei must bring back the truant.


open_quote A cinematic gem... close_quote

open_quote A quietly brilliant story of the extraordinariness of children... close_quote

open_quote A compassionate and humanistic view of rural China... close_quote

open_quote A life-affirming portrait of individual perseverance and self belief... close_quote

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