Mama (1990)

05/01/1990 (CN) Drama 1h 29m
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Often cited as China’s first independent feature film, this low-budget drama, filmed largely in the director’s Beijing apartment, depicts the life of a single mother (a topic considered taboo at the time) caring for her mentally challenged son. Shot with a documentary aesthetic that includes interviews with families of mentally challenged persons, the film helped kick-start the Sixth Generation of filmmakers (including Wang Xiaoshuai and Jia Zhangke) and their ethos of employing documentary realism to depict the true conditions of contemporary China.

  1. Zhang Yuan

    Director

  2. Yan Qingyu

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Yan Qingyu

    Yan Qingyu

    Liang Dan

  2. Yang Xiaodan

    Yang Xiaodan

    Xiao Zhang

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Original Title 妈妈

Status Released

Original Language Chinese

Budget $100,000.00

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28

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