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When 11-year-old Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regimen, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position. This request forces his family to make a great sacrifice and changes Wang’s life forever. [First Run Features]

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Release date: Feb 22, 2013
 
Official website: http://firstrunfeatures.com/11flowers/
 
Runtime: 110 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 88
    Slant Magazine - by Caroline MacKenzie
    Because of its choice in subjectivity, and despite the film's historical context, 11 Flowers firmly elevates the experience of the personal over the political. ...read more

  • 63
    New York Post - by Farran Smith Nehme
    11 Flowers boils down to a coming-of-age tale merged with a why-dunit — not unlike “To Kill a Mockingbird” — but the plot is molasses-slow, as threads are dropped, picked up and dropped again. ...read more

  • 60
    Time Out New York - by David Fear
    Once the murderer starts relying on the lad’s kindness, all the preceding kid stuff starts to take on a purposefully sour tang. ...

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