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while queuing to witness a film of the international history film festival of Pessac which takes place every year in November (subject of the event: India and China), I was attracted by bookseller in front of a film poster (see title of the post). They seem to read the book above his shoulders.
About the film, see WIKIPEDIA extract: The novel, written by Dai Sijie, is about two teenagers. Luo, "a genius for storytelling",[1] and an unnamed narrator, "a fine musician"[2] are sent to be re-educated after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. They are sent to a mountain called "Phoenix of the Sky" near Tibet, because their doctor parents have been declared enemies of the state and "reactionaries of the bourgeoisie" by the Communist state. There, while forced to work in the coal mines and with the rice crop, they are captivated by and fall in love with the daughter of the local tailor, the Little Seamstress. Throughout the novel, the farming village of Phoenix of the Sky delights in the storytelling of the two teenagers. They even are excused from work for a few days to see films at Yong Jing, a nearby town, and later relate the story to the townspeople. At the same time, they meet Four-Eyes, the son of a prominent poet, who also is being re-educated. Although he is succeeding in re-education, he is also hiding French, Russian, and English novels that are forbidden by Chinese law. The boys convince Four-Eyes to lend them the book, Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac. After Luo stays up all night reading the book, he gives the book to the narrator and leaves the village in order to tell it to the Little Seamstress, "the region's reigning beauty"[3] that both characters are attracted to, and the narrator becomes "completely wrapped up in the French story".[4] When Luo returns, he is carrying leaves from the tree that he and the former virgin, the Little Seamstress, had sex under.

Low light, ISO 800, still 1/10s speed hand held, with NIKON liveview mode in order not to be detected!!!

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