2017 (54th) Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - Best New Performer (Zhong Chuxi), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design

2017 Macau International Film Festival- Best Actor
2018 (12th) Asian Film Awards- Best Film, Best Director, Best Newcomer (Zhong Chuxi), Best Screenplay, Best Editing
2018 (37th) Hong Kong Film Awards- Best Film From Mainland And Taiwan


2017 Macau International Film Festival- Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Cinematography
2018 (2nd) Asian Brilliant Stars Awards- Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best New Talent

Film Festivals:

2017 Toronto International Film Festival

2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival




Directed by Feng Xiaogang, this coming-of-age drama follows the lives of several idealistic youngsters from an army theatre troupe as they face the many challenges in their lives. With its screenplay by Yan Geling, who also penned “The Flowers of War” and the Chinese adaptation of “Dangerous Liaisons”, the film stars heartthrob Huang Xuan who is known for his roles in many popular films including “Red Sorghum” and “The Legend of Mi Yue”. “Youth” dominated the Chinese box office for two consecutive weeks, and currently scooping up to a total of $224 million.

During the Cultural Revolution, rebel He Xiaoping (Miao Miao) faces discrimination because of a family scandal. She had hoped to start afresh but finds that the shame has followed her to Chengdu where she is a member of an army theatre group.

Also in the group is Liu Feng (Huang). Well liked, he’s been given the title “living Liu Feng” due to his selflessness and willingness to help others. Liu has a crush on colleague Lin Dingding (Yang) but when he makes an unwelcomed advance on her, he’s expelled from the group. This leaves Xiaoping heartbroken because she has secretly held feelings for Liu and he’s now suddenly disappeared from her life.

As well as the pressures placed upon them by the army, the youngsters struggle with their personal relationships and come to realise how complicated life is.




Cast: Huang Xuan, Miao Miao, Zhong Chuxi, Yang Caiyu
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Duration (min) : 136min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: History, Drama
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English





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