“In eighties China, not all taboos were lifted. Min, a young orphan, sets off to study with a renowned botanist. A secretive man and authoritarian father, this teacher lives on an island transformed into a luxuriant garden. Obliged to share this solitary, withdrawn life, his daughter, An, is delighted by WinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s arrival on the island. The two girls quickly form a bond, only to see their friendship develop into a disturbing, sensual, and forbidden attraction. The idea of separation is impossible; Min and An soon concoct a dangerous arrangement that will allow them to continue to live under the same roof.”
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WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Chinese movie doing in European section? Well, despite the film taking place in China, featuring a Chinese cast, being directed by a Chinese director, and the spoken language being Chinese, this is in fact a French Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Canadian production. Why so? I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know the official story, but I think it could be hard to find a studio to produce a film like this in Mainland China.
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Les Filles du botaniste is a new film from Dai Sijie, the director of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen any of his previous work, but this film looks sooo beautiful. Check out the trailer on the official site (videos --> bande annonce), it looks even better than those pics below.
Official site: http://www.lesfillesdubotaniste.com/