The Red Awn

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The Red Awn
Red Awn.jpg
Traditional 紅色康拜因
Simplified 红色康拜因
Mandarin Hóngsè kāngbàiyīn
Directed by Cai Shangjun
Produced by Li Xudong
Written by Cai Shangjun
Gu Xiaobai
Feng Rui
Starring Yao Anlian
Lu Yulai
Huang Lu
Shi Junhui
Wang Hong
Music by Huang Zhenyu
Dong Wei
Cinematography Li Chengyu
Chen Hao
Edited by Zhou Ying
Distributed by Xiudong Hao Ye/Wan Ji
Release date
  • October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06) (Pusan)
Running time
105 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

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.[1] 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.

Cast[edit]

  • 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

Reception[edit]

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.[2] It went on to win the Golden Alexander, the Festival's top prize along with a €37,000 monetary award.[3]

On November 11, 2008, the film won the Jury Grand Prize in the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.[4][5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2007 International Thessaloniki Film Festival
    • Golden Alexander
  • 2007 Pusan International Film Festival
  • 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elley, Derek (2007-10-12). "Art films win at Pusan Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  2. ^ "International Competition: The Red Awn". International Thessaloniki Film Festival. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  3. ^ Park, Richard (2007-11-30). "November 30: News from Abroad". Asia Pacific Arts. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Kazakh comedy wins Asia-Pacific best movie award". Reuters India. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  5. ^ Bodey, Michael (2008-11-12). "Balloon Grabs Asia-Pac Screen Award". The Australian. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 

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