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Dam Street

(Hong yan)

BAMPFA Collection

featuring

Liu Yi, Liu Rui, Huang Xingrao, Li Kechun,

In a riverside town in Sichuan province in 1983, an unexpected pregnancy transforms the life of teenage Yun (Liu Yi). Publicly shamed, expelled from school, and separated from her boyfriend, she loses the child at birth. Ten years later, she is singing with a touring theatrical troupe and still struggling to overcome the stigma of her past when she is befriended by a local boy. Elegantly composed, with strong performances, Dam Street is a moving account of an unconventional friendship in a harsh and unforgiving social environment.

Kate MacKay
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Li Yu
  • Fang Li
Cinematographer
  • Wang Wei
Language
  • Mandarin
  • Sichuan dialect
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 93 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA