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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Two children escape reality through cinema as China's cultural revolution rages.

Cast: Yu Xia , Yijing Zhang , Haibin Li , Xiaotong Guan , Yihong Jiang ,

Director: Jiang Xiao

Genres: Drama

Electric Shadows (2004)

Release Date: December 16th, 2005|1 hr. 39 min.

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critic reviews ( 7 )
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  • With her debut, Xiao Jiang has created the Chinese equivalent of "Cinema Paradiso." The Beijing Film Academy graduate's confident first feature is a lovely, elegant paean to the joy and liberty that films offer as a symbol. show more

  • Xiao's bittersweet film is superficially a swoony love letter to the cinema. But her valentine has a hidden sting, rooted in some hard truths about movie mania. show more

  • The Chinese pleaser Electric Shadows belongs to a genre they don't teach in film school: Triple S, as in sweet, sappy and sentimental. show more

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