Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Blue Kite

China’s Communist Revolution of the 50s and 60s is seen through the eyes of a young boy, as members of his family are tragically affected in varying ways by the horrors of the political system, with the title plaything serving as a symbolic familial bond. Tian Zhuangzhuang’s The Blue Kite is an angry, overtly political film dealing with the lives of everyday people and containing several moving, memorable moments.
*** out of ****