Films on the Green | Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress

Friday, July 8, 2022

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.

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Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress (Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise) 
Directed by Dai Sijie, 2022, France-China
With Zhou Xun, Liu Ye, Chen Kun 
Film in Mandarin with English subtitles

In 1971 China, in the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, two university students are sent to a remote mountain village for re-education to purge them of their classical western-oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the local tailor’s seamstress granddaughter are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. After discovering a secret cache of forbidden books, they set about teaching her things she had never imagined. 

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!


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French Embassy in the US - Villa Albertine, NYC Parks, Seward Park Conservancy,

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(929) 505-0841

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