The story is set one hundred years ago, after the Xinhai Revolution. During the period of social upheaval, two important families in White Deer Village in Shaanxi province war over land ownership, with a woman caught between them.
Shaanxi-born Wang is a regular at the German festival. In 2007, Tuya’s Marriage (2006) won the Golden Bear. Two years ago, his Apart Together (2010) opened the festival and won the best screenplay award.
With an official budget of RMB100 million ($15.9 million), the director’s biggest yet, the epic multi-generational drama stars ZHANG Fengyi, WU Gang, DUAN Yihong and Kitty ZHANG.