Directed by Zhang Yimou, Under The Hawthorn Tree, is a pure love story that strikes a chord with the audience. (Photo: CNTV.cn)
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhuanet) -- A romantic film set during China's cultural revolution in the 1970s opens to the public on September 16th.
Directed by Zhang Yimou, Under The Hawthorn Tree, is a pure love story that strikes a chord with the audience.
A girl named Jing Qiu from the city is sent to a village at the age of 16 where she meets her Mr. Right. He's the son of the village head whose family is superior over Jing's during the Cultural revolution. Jing's lover promises to wait for her until she grows up.
But the leading actor develops leukemia later on and forces himself to leave his sweetheart. Jing, without knowing about his deadly disease, is only reunited with him when he's dying.
The film is adapted from the same name love story on the Internet which is already a hit.
Readers say they're greatly touched by the purity of Jing Qiu's love in a time when the majority seem to go after material things.