Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

Three Sisters (San Zimei)

  • Wang Bing /
  • France, Hong Kong /
  • 2012 /
  • 153 mins

Documentary / Yunnan

The resilience of childhood amid extreme poverty.

In a remote mountain village in Yunnan province, the youngest members of a multi-generational peasant farming family — sisters aged ten, six, and four — grow up. Their mother has abandoned them, their father is away for long periods for work; the little girls spend their days playing and helping with chores. An intimate and quiet masterpiece of observational filmmaking.

2013 Archive

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