Cotton Fleece - A Film Adapted from Mo Yan's Novel
Directed by Li Youqiao
Cotton Fleece, a movie adapted from a synonymous novel by Chinese author Mo Yan, was directed by famous director LI Youqiao (director of Postmen in the Mountains), starring by Ning Jing, Su Youpeng, etc. It was released in 1999.
The story happened a few decades ago in China’s Gaomi county, famous for its production of cotton. Ma Chenggong, a seventeen-year-old country youth, had crush on a girl named Fang Biyu, who was beautiful, righteous and brave. They were lucky to leave the cotton fields and went to work in the cotton manufacturing factory. In this factory, they met many different people, such as Li Zhigao a proud and talented youth, Sun Hedou a demobilized soldier, Sun Honghua the daughter of the township leader. Their life began to be changed in this place.
Tragic Heroine Fang Biyu (played by Ning Jing)
Fang Biyu was fighting for Ma Chenggong who had been bullied by another man in the factory.
People are working in the cotton fields.
The story is setted in a small village of Gaomi, hometown of the author Mo Yan. As a matter of fact, many stories told in Mo Yan's novels are under the background of Gaomi toenship. Mo Yan created an artistic world called Northeast Gaomi Township, which is just like the magic town Macondo in One Hundred Years of Solitude.
To know more about Gaomi and this film: Cotton Fleece: Magical Gaomi County