The Blue Kite
In 1950s China, just after Chen Shujuan (Lu Liping) and and her librarian husband, Lin Shaolong (Quanxin Pu), have their first child, Shaolong is unjustly forced into a labor camp as a result of Mao's purges. Shaolong dies during his imprisonment, and Shujuan marries Li Guodong (Li Xuejian). But the family faces dire poverty under the Communist regime, and the malnourished Guodong dies. Shujuan and her now adolescent son, Tietou (Chen Xiaoman), must then stick together to survive.