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111 Ratings

Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl

Tian yu

Directed by Joan Chen
Taiwan, United States, 1998


Joan Chen makes her directorial debut with this bleak tale, adapted from the award-winning novella “Tian Yu” by Shanghai writer Yan Geling, about the loss of innocence during Mao Zedong’s brutal Cultural Revolution.

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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl Directed by Joan Chen

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best First Feature - Over $500,000

National Board of Review

1999 | Winner: International Freedom Award

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