Keswick Film Festival

Sunday 26th February 12:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake

Little Moth

Director: Tao Peng Country: China
Cert: TBC Year: 2007 Length: 99 mins
2012 Festival
Little Moth

Audience Reaction

Score: 59.87% Attendance: 65


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

UK Premiere

Luo Jiang and Guihua, a poor, middle-aged couple with few prospects, decide to buy an 11- year-old girl, Xiao Ezi (aka "Little Moth"), for $140 in rural China. Xiao Ezi's life is in peril, as she is forced to earn money for her new parents as a beggar while suffering from a blood disease that leaves her unable to walk. Her greedy adoptive father refuses to buy her medicine, while Guihua’s growing maternal affection wracks her with guilt. With virtually no budget, a hand-held digital camera and a cast of non-professionals, Peng Tao turns the sordid street life of small town China into a chain-reaction tale of human cruelty and unforgettable suspense.

Thanks to the director


a gripping, convincing and (appropriately) upsetting work of rigorous unsentimentality
Neil Young, Jigsaw Lounge


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