15. December 2017 - 20:30
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Youth (VIFF Vancity Theatre) | Vancouver International Film Festival | Friday, 15. December 2017

Beginning in the 1970s, the latest from leading Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang (I Am Not Madame Bovary; Aftershock) chronicles the joys and travails of a provincial military-arts troupe, soldiers in the People's Liberation Army whose duty it is to promote culture, revolutionary values, music, and dance. Feng has crafted a a sweeping melodrama out of contemporary history.
"A paean to idealism and endurance, yet the word “heart-breaking” comes to mind scene after scene." Maggie Lee, Variety