V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

TUYA DE HUN SHI

V' 07

TUYA DE HUN SHI

TUYAS HOCHZEIT

Wang Quan An
VR China, 2006
Fiction, 92min, OmdU

TUYA DE HUN SHI

Wang Quan An
VR China, 2006
Fiction, 92min, OmdU

Actors: 
Yu Nan
Tuya
Bater
Bater
Senge
Senge
Peng Hongxiang
Baolier
Zhaya
Zhaya
Screenplay: 
Lu Wei
Wang Quan An
Sound: 
Jiang Peng
Camera: 
Lutz Reitemeier
Editor: 
Wang Quan An
Decoration: 
Wei Tao
Costume: 
Lu Yi

Production: 
Xian Motion-Picture Co. Ltd. 19, Yan Ta Zhong Lu Xian 710054, China T 29 85 53 07 77 ppo-99@xayingshi.com
World Sales: 
Cineclick Asia 3rd Fl., Incline Bldg. 891-37, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu 135-280 Seoul, Südkorea T 2 538 0211 cineinfo@cineclickasia.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilferstraße 58/7, 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 0 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Tuya's Marriage centres on Mongolian shepherdess Tuya. We meet her first as she rides her camel, rounding up sheep. At home her husband Bater waits, looking after the kids. It quickly becomes apparent that this role reversal is not one of choice. Bater had an accident sinking a well for their farm which left him disabled. When she, too, finds she has pushed her body to the limit, she comes under increasing pressure to divorce her husband - and reluctantly agrees, under the condition that whoever takes her on, also looks after her family, including Bater.
This is a gentle, complex drama, chiefly concerned with bittersweet affairs of the heart. The morality of Tuya's decision - and society's attitude towards her - is explored with care by Lu Wei and Wang Quan An (who also directs, with a great sense of visual flare). By never losing sight of the humour in the situation - a sequence of dodgy suitors is particularly amusing - the plot is engaging and entertaining without becoming dour, and Wang never loosens the dramatic grip. (Amber Wilkinson)

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