Mama

Drame
| 133 min
Chinese
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In the meditative quiet of a small Chinese village, 12-year-old Xiaoxian experiences three deaths and two births in seven days. 1992: Xiaoxian lives with her heavily pregnant mother, grandparents and two sisters in central China. Routines and the preparation of the harvest determine the word sparse family life. But even here, there is a gentle breeze of change. "MAMA is a touching and beautifully-shot family drama. Debut director Li Dongmei manages to tell a story about time, loss and the circle of life, how these affect the lives of a community, a family and eventually your own." (Asianmoviepulse)