Egg and Stone (2012) Trailer
Trailer for Egg and Stone.
Set in rural Hunan province in the village in which Huang Ji grew up, and based on incidents in her own life, Egg and Stone is a powerful portrait of 14-year-old Honggui’s attempts to grapple with her emerging sexual maturity. Since her parents moved to the city to work, she has been forced to live with her uncle and aunt for seven years: this kind of temporary abandonment of children to rural relatives is a frequent phenomenon of China’s rural-to-urban migration boom. Her aunt considers her a burden; though her uncle seems solicitous. A local boy with whom she exchanges eggs for a sculpted stone seems to show interest, but Honggui is alone with her own inchoate fears and desires, grappling with a terrifying world of sexual awakening and danger.