"The film was a Chinese-French collaboration produced by Dream Factory, Laurel Films, Fantasy Pictures and Sylvain Bursztejn's Rosem Films. It was made in association with France's Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères and Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC). (...) The film deals with a young student played by Hao Lei who leaves her small hometown to study at the fictional "Beiqing University" (a homage to Peking University). There she meets a fellow student and begins an intense romantic relationship in the backdrop of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The film also follows the eventual disillusionment of these young idealists after the crackdown, as the years progress through the 1990s and into the 2000s (decade). The film is named after the Summer Palace located in Beijing. (...)" - Wikipedia Edit Translation
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Cast & Credits
This is the first Chinese film to feature male and female frontal nudity, "Yiheyuan" (Summer Palace) received its world premiere as an official selection at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
The strong point is undoubtedly the acting cast as well as youthful idealism and its unfortunate consequences addressed in the film. The support cast is uniformly thin and stands out in creating an emotional spectrum suited to the uncontrollably varied hues of the realistic environment.