We weren't able to catch up with Little Red Flowers director Zhang Yuan before Sundance ended, but he very kindly obliged us with an email interview during his downtime at the Berlinale. Little Red Flowers is a film about a little boy sent to a boarding kindergarten in China, who refuses to let his spirit be bent by the school's rules, which are designed to make students conform to the model of an "ideal student". Cinematical asked Zhang about making a film with a cast full of four and five year old children, and what statement his film makes about the human spirit.