Gan Xiao'er at IFFR
The Only Sons
Beautiful landscapes are an ironic backdrop to this boldly outspoken, surprising and often visually stunning story of religious oppression, petty-communist tyranny and regional poverty from a new talent on the Chinese independent scene.
Raised from Dust
Like his debut, The Only Sons (IFFR 2004), Gan’s second film is set in a Christian community in rural China. With his sharp eye for landscape and his fellow countrymen, he manages to draw great emotional eloquence from a simple story about an impossible dilemma. Modest and spiritual.