"To Live", by Zhang Yimou, appears to be a simple title, but it is an ocean containing information about Chinese history before and during Communist rule. The movie focuses on life of a family in China that goes through many hardships during Cultural Revolution in 1960s. The message of the heroine represents the voice of thousands of Chinese people that they want peace in life.
This essay will highlight effects of Communism on social structure and social relations in China.
The story of “To Live” revolves around the family comprising Fugui (Ge You), his wife Jiazhen (Gong Li), and their children Fengxia and Youqing. The movie follows the events from 1940s, when Fugui is Continue reading...