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  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
A Chinese family saga in three acts, Sunflower first introduces us to nine-year-old Xiangyang in 1976, when his father (Sun) returns from six years in a reeducation camp, determined to orchestrate the boy’s life. (His mother is played by the dependable Joan Chen.) The contentious father-son relationship is picked up again in 1987 and in 1999, as the two clash over school, girlfriends, career, grandchildren—you name it. Ultimately, Sunflower is more interesting for its time-lapse snapshots of Beijing in transition than for its schematic soap-opera plot.
Written by Tom Beer

Release Details

  • Duration:129 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Zhang Yang
  • Cast:
    • Joan Chen
    • Sun Haiying
    • Gao Ge
    • Haidi Wang
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