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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1990 - 28 July.5 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1990

The story of three generations of a family in Shanghai against the backdrop of tumultuous times.

Original Title Le palanquin des larmes
Italian Title Viaggio di lacrime
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 113'
Production Year 1988
Nationality Canada, China, France
Directed by Jacques Dorfmann
Screenplay Jacques Dorfmann, David Milhaud
Main cast Jie Chen, Zongying Huang, Wen Jiang

 regista Jacques DorfmannJACQUES DORFMANN

Jacques Dorfmann, born December 2, 1945 in Toulouse, is a French film producer, scriptwriter and director.
Jacques Dorfmann is the son of producer Robert Dorfmann. He also began production in the late 1960s, notably by collaborating with his father on films such as The Armée des ombres and Le Cercle rouge by Jean-Pierre Melville. In 1972, he co-produced Maurice Pialat's "We Will not Aging Together"; in 1981, he enjoyed worldwide success with La Guerre du feu, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
He then went on to direct himself, first in 1987 with The Palanquin of Tears adapted from the homonymous book of Chow Ching Lie.
He is the father of the producer Marine Dorfmann (born February 19, 1981).