Dam Street (2005) – China

Title: Dam Street aka Hong yan
Director: Li Yu
Producers: Fang Li, Sylvain Bursztejn
Cinematographer: Wang Wei
Screenwriter: Fang Li, Li Yu
Editor: Karl Riedl
Music: Liu Sijun
Runtime: 93 minutes
Language: Mandarin & Sichuan
Country: China
Released: 2005
Cast: Liu Yi, Liu Rui, Huang Xingrao, Li Kechun

Ostracized by her small town in early 1980s China, pregnant teen Xiao-yun (Liu Yi) is forced to give up her baby for adoption and lives in disgrace. Ten years later, Yun is a down and out nightclub singer who forges an unlikely bond with a local boy (Huang Xingrao). A marriage proposal soon tests the limits of their unusual friendship and Yun is forced to reckon with her troubled past in this sophomore feature by director Li Yu.

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