<i>When the Bough Breaks</i>. 2011. China. Directed by Ji Dan
  • When the Bough Breaks

    2011. China. Ji Dan. 148 min.

Followed by a discussion with Ji Dan

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

  • When the Bough Breaks

    2011. China. Directed by Ji Dan. Two girls growing up in poverty on the outskirts of Beijing seek to ensure a better future for themselves and their brother. Determined to continue their education, the girls square off with their stubborn, troubled parents. The family’s tense exchanges are captured as the young women try to negotiate a path to independence, security, and adulthood, revealing how some children are forced to make their own way in the world. 148 min.