King of the Children
DIRECTOR: CHEN KAIGE
CAST: YUAN XIE, XUEWEN YANG, SHAOHUA CHEN
Director Chen Kaige uses the awestriking landscapes of southwestern China to underscore the very human-scaled story of a young teacher trying to handle a class of rural peasants in Yunnan Province. A film of considerable philosophical depth and political fearlessness, King of the Children speaks to the real cost of the Cultural Revolution.