Piano dream [videorecording] / China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio ; in association with Solferino Images Quatier Latin Media ; a film by Juanqian Han ; translation, Kaiser Kuo ; executive producers, Chunwu Li ... [et al.].
Chinese title: Gang qin meng [videorecording] Chinese title: 钢琴梦
In English and Chinese with English voiceover; English subtitles.
DVD, NTSC, Region 1.
Yin Hong and her husband were born in the 50's. The Cultural Revolution dramatically impacted their youth; there was no place for any artistic expression. Yet they loved music and they have a gifted son, Lu Nan, who today is 15 year's old. "Piano Dream" is a story about parents investing everything they have for their only child's success. It is a dream journey binding two generations. The film brings attention to a woman's choice and fate, probing the impact of her dream on her son's maturation and their relationship. It shows the son's bitterness to a point where one asks oneself if the mother's dream is not becoming her son's nightmare. Filmed over a period of nearly three years, this documentary keeps faithful to real life, but maintains a poetic feel. -Container.
Narrator, Carol Drinkwater; with the voices of Zelda Rittner.
Camera, Daliang Liu; editors, Junqian Han, Qing Li ; music design, Junqian Han ; adaptation, Michel Noll.