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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Xia cai feng)

Posted in Movie reviews with tags , , on July 8, 2008 by Tom McIntire

This 2002 French/Chinese film recently aired on cable. The romantic storyline is beautifully realized with sensitive performances, sweeping photography and sly humor. Politics surround the Jules and Jim-esque love triangle, bringing characters together who probably would not have met otherwise in an ancient rural Chinese community. Highly recommended.