The Red Awn
|The Red Awn|
|Directed by||Cai Shangjun|
|Produced by||Li Xudong|
|Written by||Cai Shangjun
|Music by||Huang Zhenyu
|Edited by||Zhou Ying|
|Distributed by||Xiudong Hao Ye/Wan Ji|
The Red Awn (simplified Chinese: 红色康拜因; traditional Chinese: 紅色康拜因; pinyin: Hóngsè kāngbàiyīn; literally: "The Red Combine") is a 2007 Chinese film directed Cai Shangjun. The film premiered at the 2007 Pusan International Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. The film tells the story of a father and son in China's interior Gansu province. It also won the Golden Alexander, the top award at the International Thessaloniki Film Festival.
- Yao Anlian as Song, a man who returns to his hometown after five years only to discover that his family has declared him dead.
- Lu Yulai as Yongtao, Song's 17-year-old son.
- Shi Junhui as Yongshan, Song's friend and the owner of the titular (in the original Chinese) red combine harvester.
- Huang Lu
The Red Awn found success on the international film festival circuit early on. Besides winning the FIPRESCI Prize at Pusan, The Red Awn also was an official selection of the 2007 International Thessaloniki Film Festival where it premiered on November 24, 2007. It went on to win the Golden Alexander, the Festival's top prize along with a €37,000 monetary award.
Awards and nominations
- 2007 International Thessaloniki Film Festival
- Golden Alexander
- 2007 Pusan International Film Festival
- FIPRESCI Prize
- 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
- Jury Grand Prize (shared with The Prisoner)
- Elley, Derek (2007-10-12). "Art films win at Pusan Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-24.
- "International Competition: The Red Awn". International Thessaloniki Film Festival. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- Park, Richard (2007-11-30). "November 30: News from Abroad". Asia Pacific Arts. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- "Kazakh comedy wins Asia-Pacific best movie award". Reuters India. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- Bodey, Michael (2008-11-12). "Balloon Grabs Asia-Pac Screen Award". The Australian. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- The Red Awn on Internet Movie Database
- The Red Awn at AllMovie
- The Red Awn at the Chinese Movie Database
- The Red Awn, a review from FIPRESCI
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