The Love Songs of Tiedan
Lightly ironic village drama, built round traditional songs, is more secure in its second half.
Cleverly constructed, low-key character comedy set in a northern Chinese village with sex mostly on its mind.
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Love Songs for San Sebastian
By Patrick Frater
Fri, 10 August 2012, 23:02 PM (HKT)
HAO Jie 郝杰's The Love Songs of Tiedan 美姐 will screen next month in the Zinemaldia New Directors section of the San Sebastián International Film Festival | Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián (21-29 Sept).
It is the only Asian film in the 17-title section.
Set in China's rural northwest, the Chinese director's second film is the story of folk songs and dance which are said to stir the blood of the common people. The San Sebastian screening is its world premiere.
International rights are handled by Hong Kong-based Producers Alliance for Distribution International.
Hao previously screened his debut film, Single Man 光棍兒 (2010), in the same section of the festival two years ago.