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Dam Street

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Dam Street (Hong Yan)
A film by Li Yu

China, 2005 (93 minutes)

Synopsis

In the early–1980s, Xiao Yun—a sixteen year–old girl living in small riverside town in China—discovers she is pregnant. The local community is stunned, her family loses face and she and her boyfriend are expelled from school. In the aftermath, her boyfriend leaves her, and she gives birth and is then forced to put her child up for adoption.

Ten years later, her relationship with her family strained and ostracized by residents of the town, Xiao Yunn is reduced to working as a singer in a local song and dance troupe. And her only real companion is Xiao Yong, a fiercely affectionate boy who protects her from the critical eyes of the community until a marriage proposal discovers the limits of their friendship, and the depth of her unresolved past.

About the Director
Li Yu was born in 1973 in Shangdong Province in Northern China. She earned a degree in Chinese literature and became one of the top TV hosts in China. After moving to Beijing she began working on documentaries, joining CCTV's (China Central Television) feature program “Life Space.” Her documentaries include Sisters (1999). Her first feature film, Fish and Elephant (2001) was internationally–acclaimed. Dam Street is her second feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Yun
Wang Feng
Xiao-yong
Teacher Su
Wang Zhengyue

Liu Yi
Liu Rui
Huang Xingrao
Li Kechun
Wang Yizhu

Crew

 

Director

Writer
Executive Producer
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

Li Yu
Li Yu, Fang Li
Fang Li
Fang Li
Wang Wei
Karl Riedl
Wang Xueyi
Liu Sijun

 
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