Independent Films from Around the World: 11 Flowers
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes.
Eleven-year-old Wang Han lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regimen, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position – a request that forces his family to make a great sacrifice. But one afternoon, soon after Wang is given the precious shirt, he encounters a desperate, wounded man, who takes it from him. The man is on the run, wanted by the authorities for murder. In no time, the fates of Wang and the fugitive are intertwined.
Not Rated; Directed by Xiaoshuai Wang (2011); 110 mins. This film includes subtitles.