DirectorZhang Yuan Initial DVD releaseApril 25, 2007 (Greece) Duration CountryChina
WriterNing Dai, Zhang Yuan, Wang Shuo Release dateFebruary 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) (Berlin) CastBowen Dong (Fang Qiangqiang), Yuanyuan Ning (Yang Nanyan), Li Xinyun, Chen Manyuan, Zhao Rui Similar moviesLes Misérables, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, House of Flying Daggers, Pump up the Volume, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, War Witch
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Little Red Flowers (Chinese: 看上去很美; pinyin: Kàn shàng qù hén měi) is a 2006 Chinese film directed by Zhang Yuan. The film was a co-production between China's Beijing Century Good-Tidings Cultural Development Company LTD and Italy's Downtown Pictures. The Dutch company, Fortissimo Films handled worldwide sales.
The film, based on author Wang Shuo's semi-autobiographical novel, Could Be Beautiful, follows a young four-year-old boy, Fang Qiang Qiang, at a kindergarten boarding school. Deposited into a world that demands conformity (rewarded by the titular little red flowers), Qiang suffers for his bullying.
The film is Zhang's second adaptation of a novel by Wang, after 2003's I Love You.
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Dong Bo Wen - Fang Qiang Qiang, the four-year-old protagonist of the film
Zhao Rui - Miss Li, head teacher and disciplinarian
Li Xiao Feng - Miss Tang, a younger, more kindly teacher
Chen Li - Principal Kong
Little Red Flowers has premiered at several international film festivals. It premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival on February 15, 2006, as part of the Panorama series. In Berlin, it won the C.I.C.A.E. Award. The film also premiered at other major festivals including Sundance (as part of the World Cinema competition), and Cannes where it was in-competition.