Rice Paddy (La Rizière)
LA RIZIÈRE (THE RICE PADDY) (China/France, 2010; 80 min.)
Director: Xiaoling Zhu
A Qiu, a 12 year old Dong girl, an ethnic minority from Southern China, is brought up with her younger brother by their grandparents while the parents work at a building site in the provincial capital.
A Qiu divides her life between school, where she dreams of becoming a writer, and work in the rice fields. During the harvest, her grandmother dies and theparents return from the city for a while, but rebuilding the family ties and keeping the family farm afloat is not easy.
Cast: Yang Yingqiu, Yang Xiaoyuan, Wu Shenming
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