Friday July 8 / Free Outdoor Screening of BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS
Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of French Chinese drama BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS by Dai Sijie, adapted from the international bestseller by the director himself.The event will take place this Friday July 8 at 8:30pm in Seward Park (Lower East Side) ! #FilmsontheGreen
DATE: Friday July 8, 2022 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Seward Park, Canal St & Essex St, Lower East Side
Presented in partnership with the Seward Park Conservancy

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS (Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise) 
Directed by Dai Sijie, 2002, 1h50, France-China
With Zhou Xun, Liu Ye, Chen Kun 

In 1971 China, in the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, two university students are sent to a remote mountain village for re-education to purge them of their classical western-oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the local tailor’s seamstress granddaughter are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. After discovering a secret cache of forbidden books, they set about teaching her things she had never imagined. Based on the novel Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise by the director himself (2000). 


From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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