REVIEW FOR NOT ONE LESS - A CHINESE FILM BY ZHANG YIMOU
The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a Chinese film, Not One Less (Yi Ge Dou Bu Neng Shao), on 27th December, at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet. Directed by Zhang Yimou, the movie features Wei Minzhi, Gao Enman and Zhang Huike among others.
The film centers on a 13-year-old substitute school teacher, Wei Minzhi, in the Chinese countryside who is placed in charge of the school after the previous teacher leaves temporarily for a month. Minzhi is told not to lose any students, and when one of the boys, Zhang Huike, takes off in search of work in the big city, she goes looking for him to bring him home.
The film depicts rural poverty and illiteracy, and is filmed in a neo-realist/documentary style using a troupe of non-professional actors. Zhang often uses the actors' real names as their character names, effectively blurring the boundaries between drama and life.
Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.