Sunflower

Sunflower

Director: Zhang Yang

Cast: Joan Chen, Sun Haiyung, Liu Zi Feng

     
 

The tumultuous relationship between a father returning home after years in a labor camp and the nine-year-old son who doesn't quite know what to make of this new man in his life lies at the heart of director Zhang Yang's heartfelt drama addressing the nature of change and the importance of family in Chinese culture. Chairman Mao has died and the Gang of Four have… See more details below

Overview

The tumultuous relationship between a father returning home after years in a labor camp and the nine-year-old son who doesn't quite know what to make of this new man in his life lies at the heart of director Zhang Yang's heartfelt drama addressing the nature of change and the importance of family in Chinese culture. Chairman Mao has died and the Gang of Four have fallen, leaving former painter Gengnian (Sun Haiying) to return home to his wife, Xiuqing (Joan Chen), and the pair's nine-year-old son Xiangyang (Zhang Fan). His hands permanently damaged by the ravages of hard labor, Gengnian cannot return to painting, though his young son has shown an abundance of artistic promise. Troubled by the sudden presence of a father he has never known and rebelling against the path laid before him, Xiangyang ignites a firecracker in his hand in hopes that it may derail his artistic career. In the years that follow, Xiangyang's reputation as a talented artist grows while his relationship with his father remains forever troubled.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0717119112547
Original Release:
2005
Source:
New Yorker Video
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:09:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Featurette: The Making of Sunflower; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Chen Xiuqing (Mother)
Sun Haiyung Gengnian (Father)
Liu Zi Feng Lio Lau
Zhang Fan Xiangyang (9 Years Old)
Gao Ge Xiangyang (19 Years Old)
Wang Haidi Xiangyang (32 Years Old)
Liang Jing Han Jing (Xiangyang's Wife)
Zhang Yu Yu Hong
Hong Yihao Chicken Droppings (9 Years Old)
Li Bin Chicken Droppings (19 Years Old)
Li Yeping Horn Li

Technical Credits
Zhang Yang Director,Screenwriter
Wouter Barendrecht Co-producer
An Bin Art Director
Yang Buting Executive Producer
Christopher Doyle Consultant/advisor
Li Haibin Asst. Director
Zhao Haicheng Production Manager
Lin Haiyn Score Composer
Xiang Honghui Costumes/Costume Designer
Yang Hongyu Editor
Wu Lala Sound/Sound Designer
Jong Lin Cinematographer
Jung Lin Cinematographer
Peter Loehr Producer
Jiang Peng Sound/Sound Designer
Han Sanping Producer
Cai Shangjun Screenwriter
Michael J. Werner Co-producer
Huo Xin Screenwriter
Huang Xinming Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sunflower
2. Chapter 1 [:00]
3. Chapter 2 [:00]
4. Chapter 3 [:00]
5. Chapter 4 [:00]
6. Chapter 5 [:00]
7. Chapter 6 [:01]
8. Chapter 7 [:00]
9. Chapter 8 [:00]
10. Chapter 9 [:00]
11. Chapter 10 [:16]
12. Chapter 11 [8:02]
13. Chapter 12 [7:51]
14. Chapter 14 [9:23]
15. Chapter 15 [7:17]
16. Chapter 16 [10:36]
17. Chapter 17 [6:21]

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